Tallahassee, Florida – Apartment reform after last year’s death The collapse of the Surfside apartment is happening.
Lawmakers reached an agreement Tuesday afternoon on account that they plan to go through by the end of the week.
These changes, aimed at strengthening the building inspection, lawmakers tried to adopt during the last legislative session, but time ran out before they could reach an agreement.
That changed on Tuesday afternoon when lawmakers officially expanded their focus on their special session on property insurance by including in the Senate a policy that almost repeats last year’s version.
Apartment buildings, three-story and more, must be thoroughly inspected every 30 years – then every 10 years.
If the building is near the shoreline, the inspection starts at 25 years old.
This new bill also includes requirements that apartments contain money in reserves for repairs. That was the point of comment earlier this year.
“The most important thing is to win for the Surfside families. I grew up to have a real relationship with them, and what they’ve been through is something we never want to see again in any family in Florida.” , – said spokesman Daniel Perez, R-Miami, said. “I think we will achieve this, hopefully by passing this bill this week.”
The final vote on the bill is likely to take place on Wednesday afternoon or evening.
The $ 2 billion property insurance reform, the initial reason lawmakers are holding an extraordinary session, will also receive a final vote Wednesday.