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Memorandum

DATE: September 14, 2004
TO: Interested Media
FROM: Jill Bratina, Governor's Communications Director
RE: Governor's Executive Order Number 04-210

Please see the attached Executive Order Number 04-210, allowing out-of-state licensed contractors to apply for local specialty contractor licenses.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please call the Governor's press office at (850) 488-5394.

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STATE OF FLORIDA

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 04-210


WHEREAS, I 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 as a result of approaching Hurricane Charley; 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, I issued Executive Order 04-188 citing the critical need for roofing repairs to buildings 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 but only in certain designated counties; and
WHEREAS, I 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; and WHEREAS, on September 7, 2004, I issued Executive Order 04-197 suspending further the requirement that a certified, or registered, general, building or residential contractor subcontract certain roofing work to all counties in the State of Florida; WHEREAS, I issued Executive Order 04-206 on September 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 as a result of approaching Hurricane Ivan; and WHEREAS, the effects of Hurricanes Charley and Frances in combination with the anticipated effects of Hurricane Ivan have aggravated even further the critical need for roofing of homes and other buildings damaged in any of the three hurricanes in an expanded geographical area of the State of Florida; and WHEREAS, it may become necessary to consider using additional competent and qualified contractors from other jurisdictions to meet the critical needs of Florida citizens for the repair and installation of roofing on homes and other buildings damaged as a result of the three hurricanes (Charley, Frances and Ivan) that have impacted Florida in the last thirty days;
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 04-197 by reference into this Executive Order and extend its effective date until the expiration hereof as provided in Section 5. Any and all actions taken in reliance thereon are hereby ratified and approved.
Section 2.
The provisions of Section 489.117, Florida Statutes, are suspended to the extent that local jurisdictions are authorized to issue local specialty licenses, without additional local ordinances, for the repair and installation of roofs made of wood shakes, or asphalt or fiberglass shingles. Section 3.
All applicants for these specialty roofing licenses shall provide an affidavit of competency from their original jurisdiction, proof of compliance with applicable workers' compensation as required by Chapter 440, Florida Statutes, and public liability and property damage insurance as required by Section 489.115(5)(a), Florida Statutes. Section 4.
These specialty roofing licenses shall be subject to a minimum processing fee and last for a period of 90 days, provided however that all jobs issued permits during the 90 day period shall be allowed to be
completed.
Section 5.
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 14th day of September, 2004.




______________________________
GOVERNOR

ATTEST:


______________________________
SECRETARY OF STATE


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Last updated: July 08, 2005

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