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.
   27  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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         288.109One-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.