Bill Text: FL S1118 | 2019 | Regular Session | Comm Sub

Bill Title: Construction Industry Workforce

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Failed) 2019-05-03 - Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education [S1118 Detail]

Download: Florida-2019-S1118-Comm_Sub.html
       Florida Senate - 2019                             CS for SB 1118
       By the Committee on Innovation, Industry, and Technology; and
       Senator Hutson
       580-03506-19                                          20191118c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the construction industry
    3         workforce; amending s. 468.631, F.S.; requiring that a
    4         specified amount of funds relating to the Building
    5         Code Administrators and Inspectors Fund be allocated
    6         to the University of Florida M.E. Rinker, Sr. School
    7         of Construction Management; authorizing the school to
    8         use the funds for specified purposes; providing an
    9         effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 468.631, Florida
   14  Statutes, is amended to read:
   15         468.631 Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Fund.—
   16         (1) This part shall be funded through a surcharge, to be
   17  assessed pursuant to s. 125.56(4) or s. 166.201 at the rate of
   18  1.5 percent of all permit fees associated with enforcement of
   19  the Florida Building Code as defined by the uniform account
   20  criteria and specifically the uniform account code for building
   21  permits adopted for local government financial reporting
   22  pursuant to s. 218.32. The minimum amount collected on any
   23  permit issued shall be $2. The unit of government responsible
   24  for collecting permit fees pursuant to s. 125.56 or s. 166.201
   25  shall collect such surcharge and shall remit the funds to the
   26  department on a quarterly calendar basis beginning not later
   27  than December 31, 2010, for the preceding quarter, and
   28  continuing each third month thereafter; and such unit of
   29  government shall retain 10 percent of the surcharge collected to
   30  fund the participation of building departments in the national
   31  and state building code adoption processes and to provide
   32  education related to enforcement of the Florida Building Code.
   33  There is created within the Professional Regulation Trust Fund a
   34  separate account to be known as the Building Code Administrators
   35  and Inspectors Fund, which shall deposit and disburse funds as
   36  necessary for the implementation of this part.
   37         (a) The proceeds from this surcharge, less the service
   38  charge imposed under s. 215.20, shall be allocated equally to
   39  fund the Florida Homeowners’ Construction Recovery Fund
   40  established by s. 489.140 and the functions of the Building Code
   41  Administrators and Inspectors Board.
   42         (b) On a quarterly calendar basis, one-quarter of the
   43  proceeds allocated to the Building Code Administrators and
   44  Inspectors Fund from the surcharge shall be distributed to the
   45  M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management at the
   46  University of Florida and may be used for the following
   47  purposes:
   48         1. Project coordination with institutional partners,
   49  including the Department of Education, the Department of
   50  Economic Opportunity, the Department of Corrections, and
   51  CareerSource Florida, Inc.
   52         2. Project coordination with the Florida Construction
   53  Workforce Consortium, Inc.
   54         3. Research into construction education issues.
   55         4. Advocacy of construction employment at the K-12 school
   56  levels.
   57         5. Development and maintenance of a Build Your Future
   58  Florida website.
   59         6. Construction careers job fairs.
   60         7. Sponsorship of K-12 after-school activities that focus
   61  on construction careers.
   62         (c) The department may transfer excess cash to the Florida
   63  Homeowners’ Construction Recovery Fund that it determines is not
   64  required to fund the board from the board’s account within the
   65  Professional Regulation Trust Fund. However, the department may
   66  not transfer excess cash that would exceed the amount
   67  appropriated in the General Appropriations Act, and any amount
   68  approved by the Legislative Budget Commission pursuant to s.
   69  216.181, to be used for the payment of claims from the Florida
   70  Homeowners’ Construction Recovery Fund.
   71         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.