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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 8, 2004
CONTACT: Jill Bratina (850) 488-5394

 

Memorandum

DATE: September 8, 2004
TO: Interested Media
FROM: Jill Bratina, Governor's Communications Director
RE: Governor's Executive Order Number 04-197

STATE OF FLORIDA
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 04-197

WHEREAS, the Office of the Governor issued Executive Order 04-182 on August 10, 2004, declaring the existence of a state of emergency as a result and consequence of the serious threat posed to the public health, safety, and property in the State of Florida; and

WHEREAS, on August 13, 2004, Hurricane Charley passed across the State of Florida and caused millions of dollars worth of damage to property and rendered homes and other buildings unsuitable for use and habitation; and

WHEREAS, on August 25, 2004, the Office of the Governor issued Executive Order 04-188 citing the critical need for roofing repairs to building damaged as a result of Hurricane Charley and suspending the requirement that a certified, or registered, general, building or residential contractor subcontract certain roofing work; and

WHEREAS, the Office of the Governor issued Executive Order 04-192 on September 1, 2004, declaring the existence of a state of emergency as a result and consequence of the serious threat posed to the public health, safety, and property in the State of Florida which extended Executive Order 04-182, as amended, to expire contemporaneously with Executive Order 04-192; and

WHEREAS, beginning on September 3, 2004, Hurricane Frances passed across the peninsula of the State of Florida, later crossed the panhandle of the State of Florida and caused millions of dollars worth of additional damage to property and rendered homes and other buildings unsuitable for use and habitation in additional areas of the State; and

WHEREAS, the effects Hurricane Frances alone and in combination with Hurricane Charley have aggravated the critical need for roofing of homes and other buildings damaged in either or both of the hurricanes in an expanded geographical area of the State of Florida;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JEB BUSH, as Governor of Florida, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Article IV, Section 1(a), of the Florida Constitution and by the Florida Emergency Management Act, as amended, and all other applicable laws, do hereby promulgate the following Executive Order, to take immediate effect: Section 1.

I hereby incorporate Executive Order 04-188 by reference into this Executive Order and extend its effective date until the expiration hereof as provided in Section 2. Any and all actions taken in reliance thereon are hereby ratified and approved. Section 2. The scope of Executive Order 04-188 is amended and expanded such that the provisions of Section 498.113(3), Florida Statutes, are suspended in all Counties in the State of Florida to the extent that a certified, or registered, general, building, or residential contractor is not required to subcontract roofing work for the repair and installation of roofs made of wood shakes, or asphalt or fiberglass shingles. Section 3. Pursuant to Section 252.36(2), Florida Statutes, this Executive Order shall expire sixty (60) days from the date hereof unless extended.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Florida to be affixed, at Tallahassee, the Capitol, this 7th day of September, 2004.

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Last updated: July 08, 2005

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