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Florida – Governor DeSantis’ State of the State Address

Issue: Occupational Licensing

Affects:  Those who build pools/spas

Summary: Governor DeSantis made several remarks regarding proposed updates to occupational licensing.  The Governor stated:

“Its clear we need reform of our occupational licensing regime, which borders on the absurd and primarily serves to frustrate opportunities for Floridians.

You can become a sniper in the Marine Corps by completing training for 79 days, which equates to 632 hours; becoming a licensed interior designer in Florida requires 1760 hours.

You can earn jump wings by completing Army Jump School in three weeks, or about 168 hours; Florida law requires 1200 hours to become licensed as a barber.

Our DBPR secretary and your former colleague Halsey Beshears has identified a number of these requirements that need to be streamlined, rolled back or eliminated.  This project merits your support.”

Status: This State of the State Address was given March 5, 2019. 

Link: https://flgov.com/2019/03/05/governor-desantis-state-of-the-state-address/