Florida Senate - 2012                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. HB 5501
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 1/R/2R          .                                
             03/09/2012 06:38 PM       .                                

       Senator Hays moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 288.109, Florida Statutes, is amended to
    6  read:
    7         (Substantial rewording of section. See
    8         s. 288.109, F.S., for present text.)
    9         288.109One-Stop Business Registration Portal.—
   10         (1) By January 1, 2013, the Department of Revenue shall
   11  establish the One-Stop Business Registration Portal that
   12  provides, through an Internet website, individuals and
   13  businesses with a single point of entry for:
   14         (a) Completing and submitting applications for various
   15  licenses, registrations, or permits that must be issued by a
   16  state department or agency in order for applicants to transact
   17  business in this state.
   18         (b) Filing various documents that must be filed with a
   19  state department or agency in order for the filers to transact
   20  business in the state.
   21         (c) Remitting payment for various fees that must be paid to
   22  a state department or agency, including, but not limited to,
   23  application fees, license fees, registration fees, permit fees,
   24  and filing fees.
   25         (2) After establishing the Internet website, the Department
   26  of Revenue, in the most timely manner practicable, shall
   27  implement the capabilities described in subsection (1).
   28         (3) The Department of Revenue may competitively procure and
   29  contract for services to develop and maintain the Internet
   30  website for the One-Stop Business Registration Portal.
   31         (4) The following departments shall cooperate with the
   32  Department of Revenue in the development and implementation of
   33  the One-Stop Business Registration Portal and participate in the
   34  portal:
   35         (a) The Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
   36         (b) The Department of Economic Opportunity.
   37         (c) The Department of Financial Services.
   38         (d) The Department of the Lottery.
   39         (e) The Department of Management Services.
   40         (f) The Department of State.
   41         (5) Beginning January 1, 2013, and each January thereafter,
   42  the Department of Revenue shall submit to the Governor, the
   43  President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of
   44  Representatives a complete and detailed report on the activities
   45  and accomplishments of the One-Stop Business Registration Portal
   46  during the preceding year. The report must also include a plan
   47  for expanding the portal to allow individuals and businesses to
   48  submit applications through the portal for various licenses,
   49  registrations, or permits issued by local governments. The
   50  report may also include recommendations for improving the
   51  effectiveness of the portal and increasing participation by
   52  state agencies and local governments.
   53         (6) The Department of Revenue may provide information
   54  relevant to this section to each state agency and local
   55  government that, in the conduct of its official duties,
   56  participates in the One-Stop Business Registration Portal.
   57  However, to the extent that such information is not otherwise
   58  confidential, information collected from an individual or
   59  business by a state agency or local government does not become
   60  confidential solely because the information is collected through
   61  the portal.
   62         (7) The Department of Revenue may adopt rules to administer
   63  this section.
   64         Section 2. Sections 288.1092, 288.1093, and 288.1095
   65  Florida Statutes, are repealed.
   66         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.
   68  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   69         And the title is amended as follows:
   70         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   71  and insert:
   72                        A bill to be entitled                      
   73         An act relating to the One-Stop Business Registration
   74         Portal; amending s. 288.109, F.S.; changing the name
   75         of the One-Stop Permitting System to the One-Stop
   76         Business Registration Portal; requiring the Department
   77         of Revenue to establish and implement an Internet
   78         website for the One-Stop Business Registration Portal;
   79         expanding the purposes of the portal; authorizing the
   80         department to contract for development and maintenance
   81         of the portal; revising the list of agencies that are
   82         required to participate in the portal; requiring that
   83         the department submit an annual report to the Governor
   84         and Legislature; providing for the contents of the
   85         report; providing that the department may provide
   86         relevant information to state agencies and local
   87         governments participating in the portal; providing
   88         that information that is not otherwise confidential
   89         does not become confidential because it is collected
   90         through the portal; authorizing the department to
   91         adopt rules; repealing s. 288.1092, F.S., relating to
   92         the One-Stop Permitting System Grant Program;
   93         repealing s. 288.1093, F.S., relating to the Quick
   94         Permitting County Designation Program; repealing s.
   95         288.1095, F.S., relating to information about the One
   96         Stop Permitting System; providing an effective date.