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Rick Scott signs bill changing how Florida Building Code is updated

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Change is coming to the way the Florida Building Code is updated. Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill (HB 1021) into law Friday that, among other things, changes the way the state’s building code is updated. The new law, which goes into effect July 1, requires the Florida Building Commission to review and determine which parts of international and national codes to adopt, instead of automatically adopting the national codes. Florida currently uses the International Code — building regulations developed by…

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