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Florida – HB 679/SB 1672 (Licensing)

Issue: Regulation of a Profession or Occupation

Affects:  Those who build pool/spas

Bill Summary: This bill seeks to establish the requirements for a state to regulate a profession or occupation.  Certain requirements must be met before the adoption of a regulation of a profession or occupation not already expressly subject to state regulation or the substantial expansion of regulation of a regulated profession or occupation in order to determine whether such regulation is necessary to protect the public and is the least restrictive regulatory alternative consistent with the public interest. 

Any individual, group, or entity, that proposes the regulation of an unregulated profession or occupation or the substantial expansion of regulation of a regulated profession or occupation shall provide information in writing to the state agency that is proposed to have jurisdiction over the regulation, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives at least 30 days before the regular session of the Legislature in which the legislation is to be filed. 


The state agency proposed to have jurisdiction over the regulation shall provide the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives with the departmental resources necessary to implement and enforce the proposed regulation, including, but not limited to, the anticipated costs to implement and enforce the proposed regulation and any anticipated license fees necessary to cover the anticipated costs within 25 days after the proponents of the legislation submit the draft legislation to the state agency.  They must also provide a good faith estimate of the number of individuals or  businesses that would be subject to the proposed regulation, a good faith estimate of the transactional costs likely to be incurred by individuals and entities, including local government entities, that would be required to comply with the proposed regulation and any other information the state agency determines relevant to the analysis of the proposed regulation. 


Status: Both bills died May 3, 2019. 

HB: http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/679/BillText/c1/PDF

SB: https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/1672/BillText/Filed/PDF