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Please find attached below a full copy of HB269 which includes our language

(On pages 2-4). This is the bill that has been sent to the Governor for signature.

 HB269 – Click Here to Open

 

Sam Sullivan, CPM & FACE Sgt-at-Arms

Collection Center Supervisor

Code Enforcement Officer

5115 NE 63rd Avenue

Gainesville, FL 32609

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2013 Florida Senate Bill No. SB 1252

Posted by admin On April 11th

Please review the Bill below and contact your delegates to advise on your support!

Florida Senate – 2013 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1252

LEGISLATIVE ACTION

Senate

Comm: RCS

03/21/2013.

House

The Committee on Community Affairs (Simpson) recommended the following:

Senate Amendment (with title amendment)

Between lines 65 and 66 3 insert:

Section 1. Section 162.12, Florida Statutes, is amended to 5 read:

162.12 Notices.—

(1) All notices required by this part must be provided to the alleged violator by:

(a) Certified mail, return receipt requested, to the address listed in the tax collector’s office for tax notices, or to the address listed in the county property appraiser’s  Florida Senate – 2013 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1252 database. The local government may also provide an additional notice to any other address it may find for provided by the property owner in writing to the local government for the  purpose of receiving notices. For property owned by a corporation, notices may be provided by certified mail to the registered agent of the corporation. If any notice sent by certified mail is not signed as received within 30 days after the postmarked date of mailing, notice may be provided by posting as described in subparagraphs (2)(b)1. and 2.;

(b) Hand delivery by the sheriff or other law enforcement  officer, code inspector, or other person designated by the local governing body;

(c) Leaving the notice at the violator’s usual place of residence with any person residing therein who is above 15 years of age and informing such person of the contents of the notice; or

(d) In the case of commercial premises, leaving the notice with the manager or other person in charge.

(2) In addition to providing notice as set forth in 31 subsection (1), at the option of the code enforcement board or the local government, notice may also be served by publication or posting, as follows:

(a)1. Such notice shall be published once during each week for 4 consecutive weeks (four publications being sufficient) in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the code enforcement board is located. The newspaper shall meet such  requirements as are prescribed under chapter 50 for legal and official advertisements.

2. Proof of publication shall be made as provided in ss.

50.041 and 50.051. 42

(b)1. In lieu of publication as described in paragraph (a),  such notice may be posted at least 10 days prior to the hearing, or prior to the expiration of any deadline contained in the notice, in at least two locations, one of which shall be the property upon which the violation is alleged to exist and the other of which shall be, in the case of municipalities, at the primary municipal government office, and in the case of counties, at the front door of the courthouse or the main county governmental center in said county.

2. Proof of posting shall be by affidavit of the person posting the notice, which affidavit shall include a copy of the notice posted and the date and places of its posting.

(c) Notice by publication or posting may run concurrently with, or may follow, an attempt or attempts to provide notice by hand delivery or by mail as required under subsection (1).

Evidence that an attempt has been made to hand deliver or mail notice as provided in subsection (1), together with proof of publication or posting as provided in subsection (2), shall be sufficient to show that the notice requirements of this part  have been met, without regard to whether or not the alleged violator actually received such notice.

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And the title is amended as follows:

Delete line 2 and insert:

An act relating to building construction; amending s. Florida Senate – 2013 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1252

162.12, F.S.; revising notice requirements in the Local Government Code Enforcement Boards Act; amending s.