CS/SB 1604 will be considered by the Senate Rules Committee tomorrow, April 19 at 8:30 a.m.
CS/CS/HB 439 will be considered by the House State Affairs Committee tomorrow, April 19 at 8:00 a.m.
Two amendments have been filed to CS/SB 1604. The first is language addressing concerns with Reedy Creek Improvement Districts actions approving a development order for Walt Disney World.
Because of this amendment, CS/SB 1604 has become a vehicle for other amendments pertaining to growth management.
The second amendment would require each local building official to establish a program to expedite the process for issuing building permits for a residential community that meets the requirements of the Florida Building Code by August 15, 2023. Additionally the amendment would allow for at least 50 percent of residential homes to be constructed if the temporary/preliminary plat is approved, civil engineering plans are approved, and if a performance bond is posted.
We anticipate that similar amendments will be filed to the House companion, CS/CS/HB 439.