Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 090517
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File Number: 090517 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-302-09 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: URGE OPPOSING SB 1654, HOUSE BILL 923 REGARD CRANES Introduced: 2/25/2009
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 3/17/2009
Agenda Date: 3/17/2009 Agenda Item Number: 11A12
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION OPPOSING SB 1654; HB 923 OR SIMILAR LEGISLATION THAT WOULD PREEMPT LOCAL REGULATION OF CRANES; URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE NOT TO PASS SUCH LEGISLATION
Indexes: CRANE
  LEGISLATURE
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 3/17/2009 11A12 Adopted P

County Manager 3/13/2009 Additions 3/17/2009

Health, Public Safety & Intergovernmental Cmte 3/12/2009 2B Forwarded to the BCC by BCC Chairperson due to lack of a quorum
REPORT: Chairwoman Heyman asked staff to prepare the appropriate memorandum to the Board of County Commissioners' Chairman Dennis C. Moss requesting that the Board's Rules and Procedures be waived to hear this proposed resolution at the March 17, 2009 Board meeting.

County Attorney 2/25/2009 Referred Health, Public Safety & Intergovernmental Cmte 3/12/2009

County Attorney 2/25/2009 Assigned Jess M. McCarty

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION OPPOSING SB 1654; HB 923 OR SIMILAR LEGISLATION THAT WOULD PREEMPT LOCAL REGULATION OF CRANES; URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE NOT TO PASS SUCH LEGISLATION

BODY
WHEREAS, a fatal crane accident in Miami-Dade County in 2006 prompted the creation of a Crane and Heavy Duty Equipment Workgroup to consider legislation to regulate construction cranes; and
WHEREAS, on March 27, 2008, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners passed Ordinance No. 08-34 regulating crane safety; and
WHEREAS, shortly after passage of the crane safety ordinance two people were killed and five were injured when a crane being used in the construction of a high-rise condominium building in Miami fell through the roof of a nearby house; and
WHEREAS, bills were considered during the Florida Legislature’s 2008 regular session, SB 1316 by Senator Don Gaetz and HB 609 by Representative Greg Evers, that would have preempted local regulation of construction cranes, and language preempting local regulation of cranes also was amended onto HB 697; and
WHEREAS, HB 609 passed the Florida House by a vote of 103-11, but the Senate refused to take up the bill and in the end, no legislation passed during the 2008 session preempting local regulation of cranes; and
WHEREAS, bills have been filed for consideration during the 2009 legislative session, SB 1654 by Senator Thad Altman and HB 923 by Representative Greg Evers, that would preempt local regulation of cranes,
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 not to pass legislation that would preempt local regulation of cranes.
Section 2. Directs the Clerk of the Board to transmit certified copies of the resolution to the Governor, Senate President, House Speaker, the Chair and Members of the Miami-Dade State Legislative Delegation, Senator Thad Altman and Representative Greg Evers.
Section 3. Directs the County's state lobbyists to advocate against any legislation that would preempt local regulation of construction cranes, and authorizes and directs that the 2009 state legislative package be amended to include this item.



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