January 2022

January 2022 • Florida Pool Prosm 13 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE officials, engineers, and architects, referred to as private providers, to review plans, perform inspections, and prepare certificates of completion. The bill requires the BCAIB to create a rule allowing partial completion of an internship program to be transferred to any other authorized internship. The bill prohibits the BCAIB from issuing a provisional license with a special condition or requirement that such licensee be employed by a municipality, county, or other local government agency. The bill provides that if a person uses a private provider, the local government must provide equal access to all permitting and inspection documents and reports to the private provider, the owner, and the contractor. The bill provides that if a notice of deficiency is not issued within two business days of receiving a request for a certificate of occupancy from a private provider: • A certificate is “automatically” granted, instead of “deemed” granted; • The building permit is closed; • Local building officials must provide the permit applicant with a written certificate of occupancy within 10 days. Status: SB 644: Filed; Referred to Community Affairs Committee, Regulated Industries Committee, and Rules Committee. HB 423: Passed Regulatory Reform Subcommittee on 12/2/2021. Now in Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee. If you have any questions about the 2022 Florida Legislative Session or any general government affairs questions or concerns please reach out out to FSPA Director of Government Affairs, Dallas Thiesen at Dallas@FloridaPoolPro.com.