Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 072523
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File Number: 072523 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1111-07 Control: Budget and Finance Committee
File Name: URGE FL LEG CRANE SAFETY SAME LEVEL AS COUNTY ORDINANCE Introduced: 8/27/2007
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 10/2/2007
Agenda Date: 10/2/2007 Agenda Item Number: 11A3
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO PASS LEGISLATION REGULATING CRANE OPERATIONS AND SAFETY THAT INCLUDES THE SAME LEVEL OF CRANE SAFETY THAT IS FOUND IN THE PROPOSED MIAMI-DADE COUNTY ORDINANCE
Indexes: CRANE
Sponsors: Audrey M. Edmonson, Prime Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 10/2/2007 11A3 Adopted P

Budget and Finance Committee 9/11/2007 2D Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P

County Attorney 8/27/2007 Assigned Budget and Finance Committee 9/11/2007

County Attorney 8/27/2007 Assigned Jess M. McCarty

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO PASS LEGISLATION REGULATING CRANE OPERATIONS AND SAFETY THAT INCLUDES THE SAME LEVEL OF CRANE SAFETY THAT IS FOUND IN THE PROPOSED MIAMI-DADE COUNTY ORDINANCE

BODY
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County, along with many other areas of the State of Florida, is in the midst of an unprecedented construction boom; and
WHEREAS, there are more than 100 major projects under construction in the Miami-Dade County metropolitan area utilizing heavy hoisting equipment such as tower cranes; and
WHEREAS, the construction boom and extensive use of cranes and other heavy hoisting equipment have resulted in an increased number of tragic accidents and fatalities; and
WHEREAS, there are currently fifteen (15) states and six (6) cities around the country that have laws governing crane operations and safety; and
WHEREAS, a number of responsible equipment owners/manufacturer's representatives, operators, and other members of the construction industry have served on the Miami-Dade County Crane and Heavy Equipment Advisory Committee (the "Committee"), in an effort to enhance crane safety regulations; and
WHEREAS, a proposed ordinance based on the Committee's recommendations currently is pending before this Board that, if adopted, would regulate crane operations and safety in Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, the Florida Legislature considered legislation during the 2007 session, SB 2068 and HB 1347, that would have regulated crane operations and safety statewide, but the legislation did not pass; and
WHEREAS, the adoption of state legislation regulating crane operations and safety that consists of safety standards no less than the standards found in the Miami-Dade County ordinance would enhance crane safety across the State of Florida,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Urges the Florida Legislature to pass legislation regulating crane operations and safety that imposes the same level of crane safety statewide that is found in the Miami-Dade County ordinance.
Section 2. Directs the Clerk of the Board to transmit certified copies of the resolution to the Governor, Senate President, House Speaker, and the Chair and Members of the Miami-Dade State Legislative Delegation.
Section 3. Directs the County's state lobbyists to advocate for the issues identified in section 1 above, and directs the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to include this item in the 2008 state legislative package.



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