Florida commission set to determine building codes

A bill passed by Florida lawmakers and awaiting Gov. Jeb Bush's signature puts decisions of hurricane building codes in the state's Panhandle in the hands of the Florida Building Commission, not the Legislature. The bill is said to represent a "compromise" between insurers who want the stricter codes and builders, who fear the codes will drive up prices.

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