May 13, 2013




Bob Boyer†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Beth Meyer

Nanette (Nan) Dean††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Rafael Palacios

Kevin Flanagan†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Bradley Schiffer

Charles L. Frank†††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† James Schock

Ken Gregory†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jeff Stone

Dale Greiner††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Brian Swope

Jon Hamrick††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tim Tolbert




Dick Browdy, Chairman†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jeff Gross

Hamid Bahadori†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† John Scherer

Oscar L. Calleja††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Drew Smith

Herminio Gonzalez††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††




Ila Jones††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jim Richmond

Mo Madani†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† April Hammonds

Chris Burgwald ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Patrick Spook





Jim Richmond opened the meeting at 10:04 pm., EST, Monday, May 13, 2013.Roll was called and a quorum was determined.


Jim welcomed all Commissioners and advised the reservation deadline for the June Daytona meeting had been extended to 5/17/13.


Jim advised an e-mail was sent Friday with information to be discussed on todayís call.There were bills attached to the e-mail, since there are final bills being prepared for the Governorís action.He stated the bills have not been transmitted to the Governor as yet; they usually get processed in the Legislature and sent in batches for the Governor to review and take action on.




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CS/CS/CS/HB 973 - Low voltage wiring bill:

Jim stated this bill was a matter of information.He stated this was passed out of the Legislature earlier on, however it is one of two bills that have a direct impact on the Commission.


CS/CS/HB 269-Engrossed Version 1

Jim detailed the pages and impact on the Commission including the definition of the Local Technical Amendment in the Bill that was considered at the last Commission meeting.He stated the second portion of the bill relates to residential fire sprinkler provisions and has been consistent throughout at least the last three versions.Jim said the third section adds a Commissioner representing the natural gas industry which was previously discussed.†† He stated the next section cross references 553.79 but also adds in provisions relating to site plans, the electronic version.Jim stated the next section he would like for the Commission to consider proceeding to amend the rule on product approval under 553.842.He explained the language in the bill and the impact including BCIS system changes, rule text and approval process.

Jim requested a motion to proceed with rule making to implement section 17 of this bill.

Mo Madani stated the motion should also include the BCIS update to keep in task with the July 1st date.

Commissioner Greiner entered a motion to proceed with rule making and adjusting the system.Commissioner Boyer seconded the motion.Jim asked for any public comment, none was offered.He then asked for any comments from the Commissioners, there was none offered.Vote was taken, motion passed unanimously.

Jim further discussed the bill and expanded on the Florida Building Code Energy Conservation Code and the name update.

Jim explained section 24 and how this will affect the Commission.Mo covered the detail of this language and the background of this language and how this change will affect the Commission and the Code.

Jim stated the remainder of the bill short of the effective date is directed toward the energy efficiency rating system and how it will effect the Department.He stated the bill will close with a July 1 effective with the exception of some sections that speak to a specific date other than July 1.

Jim stated this is the wrap up of the Session and asked if there were any questions or discussions.

Commissioner Palacios asked if anything ever came up regarding the wind related mechanical equipment.Jim advised nothing came up for this session.


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Procurement Method:

Jim stated the next agenda item was procurement method for solicitation of Administrative Service for the State Product Approval System.He turned over the explanation to Mo Madani.

Mo provided history of this method and advised that ITN was approved by the Commission during the last meeting.He stated after further discussion with Department staff an RFP (request for proposal) would be a better approach.Mo provided detail for the Commission.He advised that the approval of the Commission is needed.

Commissioner Stone entered a motion to amend previous action and approve RFP.Commissioner Greiner seconded the motion, the motion passed unanimously with no further comments from the public or Commission.

Jim stated that this concluded the agenda.

Public Comments:


Commission Comments:



Jim requested motion to adjourn.A motion was entered and seconded, motion carried unanimously.Meeting adjourned at 10:34 am.