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Florida – HB 391/ SB 978 (Licensing)

Issue: Professional Licensure during ‘State of Emergency’

Affects:  Those who build pools/spas

Bill Summary: This bill relates to professional licensure during a state of emergency. 

A person who is a resident of a state other than Florida, who is displaced by a natural disaster and relocates to Florida during a state of emergency declared in response to a natural disaster by a governing authority having jurisdiction over the area in which the person resides, is exempt from all application and licensing fees required for obtaining:  an individual professional license issued for a regulatory purpose by an agency of this state to engage in an occupation or to carry out a trade or business. 

The exemption granted by this section shall remain in effect until 30 days after the state of emergency declared is terminated. 

Status: Both bills died May 3, 2019. 

HB 391:  http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/391/BillText/Filed/PDF

SB 978: http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/978/BillText/Filed/PDF