Florida League of Cities

Preemption Over Utility Service Restrictions (Oppose) – Passed 

CS/CS/HB 1281 (Buchanan) prohibits a local government from enacting or enforcing an ordinance, resolution, rule, code or policy or from taking any action that restricts or prohibits or has the effect of restricting or prohibiting the use of any major appliances, including stoves and gas grills. The bill exempts local government actions and regulations necessary to implement the Florida Building Code and the Florida Fire Prevention Code. 

Effective date: July 1, 2023. (O'Hara)