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House, Senate move in different directions on building code reform

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Bills to change the way the Florida Building Code is updated continue to move through the Legislature, but the House and Senate now appear to be taking a different approach to reforming the system. The House Careers & Competition Subcommittee voted unanimously last week to approve legislation (HB 901) that would keep international and national building codes as the baseline for the Florida Building Codes, but would require the Florida Building Commission to update the code every five years instead…

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Senate committee passes Florida Building Code reform

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By unanimous vote, the Senate Community Affairs Committee passed a bill Tuesday that would change the way the state makes changes to the Florida Building Code. Every three years the Florida Building Commission votes on whether to automatically accept the entire international building code, or amend it with certain provisions of the international code. LobbyTools reports that if passed, SB 7000 would require the commission to use the most recent published edition of the Florida Building Code as the foundation,…

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Rick Scott names 3 to Florida construction regulatory boards

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On Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott announced three appointments to a pair of state boards dealing with the construction industry. The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate. Florida Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board Scott began by reappointing Timothy Bolduc and Edwin Valentin to the Florida Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board, which is responsible for licensing and regulating building code administrators, inspectors and plans examiners. Bolduc, 39, of Fort Walton Beach, is the development services manager for…

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Gov. Scott announces 31 regulatory board appointments

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On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott announced 31 appointments to a variety of state regulatory boards. Commission on Ethics Scott started with three appointments and one reappointment to the Commission on Ethics, a nine-member board that serves as a guardian for standards of conduct for officials and employees of the state of Florida. Dr. Daniel Brady, 68, of Miami Shores, is the executive director of Douglas Gardens CMHC and an adjunct professor at Florida International University. Brady received his associate’s degree…

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