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Area Lawmakers Say Surfside Collapse Will Bring Proposals For State-Level Changes

Maggie Fitzroy
The Florida Times-Union
The greatest concentration of tall oceanside buildings in Northeast Florida is along a stretch of Jacksonville Beach as shown in this file photo.

Two state lawmakers representing coastal communities of Northeast Florida say they expect the Surfside condo tower collapse will bring proposed changes in regulations but they want to see what an investigation determines caused the building to come down.

“It was devastating," said state Rep. Cord Byrd, R-Neptune Beach. "Your home is your sanctuary. That’s where you go to get away from the world, and to be in the middle of night in your bed and all of a sudden it collapses, it’s heartbreaking."

He said he wants to learn more about what led up to the building falling. 

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