Florida Senate - 2012 SB 1976 By the Committee on Budget 576-03455-12 20121976__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the One-Stop Business Registration 3 Portal; amending s. 288.109, F.S.; changing the name 4 of the One-Stop Permitting System to the One-Stop 5 Business Registration Portal; requiring the Department 6 of Revenue to establish and implement an Internet 7 website for the One-Stop Business Registration Portal; 8 expanding the purposes of the portal; authorizing the 9 department to contract for development and maintenance 10 of the portal; revising the list of agencies that are 11 required to participate in the portal; requiring that 12 the department submit an annual report to the Governor 13 and Legislature; providing for the contents of the 14 report; providing that the department may provide 15 relevant information to state agencies and local 16 governments participating in the portal; providing 17 that information that is not otherwise confidential 18 does not become confidential because it is collected 19 through the portal; authorizing the department to 20 adopt rules; repealing s. 288.1092, F.S., relating to 21 the One-Stop Permitting System Grant Program; 22 repealing s. 288.1093, F.S., relating to the Quick 23 Permitting County Designation Program; repealing s. 24 288.1095, F.S., relating to information about the One 25 Stop Permitting System; providing an effective date. 26 27 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 28 29 Section 1. Section 288.109, Florida Statutes, is amended to 30 read: 31 (Substantial rewording of section. See 32 s. 288.109, F.S., for present text.) 33 288.109 One-Stop Business Registration Portal.— 34 (1) By January 1, 2013, the Department of Revenue shall 35 establish the One-Stop Business Registration Portal that 36 provides, through an Internet website, individuals and 37 businesses with a single point of entry for: 38 (a) Completing and submitting applications for various 39 licenses, registrations, or permits that must be issued by a 40 state department or agency in order for applicants to transact 41 business in this state. 42 (b) Filing various documents that must be filed with a 43 state department or agency in order for the filers to transact 44 business in the state. 45 (c) Remitting payment for various fees that must be paid to 46 a state department or agency, including, but not limited to, 47 application fees, license fees, registration fees, permit fees, 48 and filing fees. 49 (2) After establishing the Internet website, the Department 50 of Revenue, in the most timely manner practicable, shall 51 implement the capabilities described in subsection (1). 52 (3) The Department of Revenue may competitively procure and 53 contract for services to develop and maintain the Internet 54 website for the One-Stop Business Registration Portal. 55 (4) The following departments shall cooperate with the 56 Department of Revenue in the development and implementation of 57 the One-Stop Business Registration Portal and participate in the 58 portal: 59 (a) The Department of Business and Professional Regulation. 60 (b) The Department of Economic Opportunity. 61 (c) The Department of Financial Services. 62 (d) The Department of the Lottery. 63 (e) The Department of Management Services. 64 (f) The Department of State. 65 (5) Beginning January 1, 2013, and each January thereafter, 66 the Department of Revenue shall submit to the Governor, the 67 President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of 68 Representatives a complete and detailed report on the activities 69 and accomplishments of the One-Stop Business Registration Portal 70 during the preceding year. The report must also include a plan 71 for expanding the portal to allow individuals and businesses to 72 submit applications through the portal for various licenses, 73 registrations, or permits issued by local governments. The 74 report may also include recommendations for improving the 75 effectiveness of the portal and increasing participation by 76 state agencies and local governments. 77 (6) The Department of Revenue may provide information 78 relevant to this section to each state agency and local 79 government that, in the conduct of its official duties, 80 participates in the One-Stop Business Registration Portal. 81 However, to the extent that such information is not otherwise 82 confidential, information collected from an individual or 83 business by a state agency or local government does not become 84 confidential solely because the information is collected through 85 the portal. 86 (7) The Department of Revenue may adopt rules to administer 87 this section. 88 Section 2. Sections 288.1092, 288.1093, and 288.1095 89 Florida Statutes, are repealed. 90 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.