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File Number: 131224
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File Number: 131224 File Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
Version: 0 Reference: 13-61 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: EXTEND AMNESTY PERIOD FOR CIVIL PENALTIES & LIENS BLDG CODE Introduced: 6/11/2013
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 7/2/2013
Agenda Date: 7/2/2013 Agenda Item Number: 5A
Notes: SUNSET EXTEND 1 YR. Title: ORDINANCE EXTENDING AMNESTY PERIOD; PROVIDING FOR A LIMITED EXCEPTION FROM CIVIL PENALTIES AND LIENS FOR BUILDING CODE VIOLATIONS UPON A HOMEOWNER’S COMPLIANCE WITH THE BUILDING CODE; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, EXCLUSION FROM THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
Indexes: BUILDING CODE
Sponsors: Rebeca Sosa, Prime Sponsor
  Lynda Bell, Co-Sponsor
  Esteban L. Bovo, Jr., Co-Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
  Juan C. Zapata, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: Yes Effective Date: 7/12/2013 Expiration Date: 7/11/2014
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

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

Board of County Commissioners 7/2/2013 5A Adopted P

Board of County Commissioners 6/18/2013 Tentatively scheduled for a public hearing Board of County Commissioners 7/2/2013

Board of County Commissioners 6/18/2013 4E Adopted on first reading 7/2/2013 P
REPORT: First Assistant County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams read the title of the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record. The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and set for public hearing and a second reading before the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 9:30 AM.

County Attorney 6/11/2013 Referred Land Use & Development Committee

County Attorney 6/11/2013 Assigned Hugo Benitez

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE EXTENDING AMNESTY PERIOD; PROVIDING FOR A LIMITED EXCEPTION FROM CIVIL PENALTIES AND LIENS FOR BUILDING CODE VIOLATIONS UPON A HOMEOWNER’S COMPLIANCE WITH THE BUILDING CODE; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, EXCLUSION FROM THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE

BODY
WHEREAS, this Board adopted Ordinance 1164 to create a limited exception from civil penalties and liens resulting from Building Code violations upon a homeowner’s compliance with the Building Code as a result of the severe economic crisis that exists in Miami-Dade County during a sixmonth Amnesty Period (the “Amnesty Ordinance”); and
WHEREAS, through subsequent enactments, the Amnesty Ordinance was amended to clarify its application and extend its terms; and
WHEREAS, this Board wishes to continue to encourage compliance with the Building Code while being mindful of the hardships that result to homeowners from the strict application of the County’s system of fines and penalties relating to building code violations; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County remains in the midst of an economic crisis; and
WHEREAS, this Board wishes to extend the Amnesty Period for an additional one (1) year in the manner more particularly set forth below,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Section 1. The Amnesty Period set forth in the Amnesty Ordinance, as amended by Ordinance No. 12-59, shall be extended for one (1) additional year, commencing on the effective date of this ordinance.

Section 2. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or provision of this ordinance is held invalid, the remainder of this ordinance shall not be affected by such invalidity.
Section 3. It is the intention of the Board of County Commissioners, and it is hereby ordained that the provisions of this ordinance, shall be excluded from the Code of Miami-Dade County.
Section 4. This ordinance shall become effective ten (10) days after the date of enactment unless vetoed by the Mayor, and if vetoed, shall become effective only upon an override by this Board.




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