TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – State and federal legislation could be proposed to address construction or engineering issues after the deadly condominium-building collapse in Surfside, where crews continued to search the rubble Monday.

Addressing reporters, Gov. Ron DeSantis and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., said they await information from forensic investigations that are proceeding alongside search-and-rescue operations at the Champlain Towers South, which collapsed early Thursday.

“I think the people of Florida want to understand, how could this happen?” DeSantis said. “And then, what can we do to make sure it doesn’t happen again? So, we’ll be working on that for the long term.”

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, joined in structural reviews being conducted by Surfside and Miami-Dade County.

DeSantis said the federal agency’s involvement is somewhat unique, as it has…

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