Florida Senate - 2015 CONFERENCE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 2506-A Ì303338,Î303338 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . Floor: AD/CR . Floor: C 06/19/2015 03:49 PM . 06/19/2015 06:30 PM ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Conference Committee on SB 2506-A recommended the following: 1 Senate Conference Committee Amendment (with title 2 amendment) 3 4 Delete everything after the enacting clause 5 and insert: 6 Section 1. Section 20.166, Florida Statutes, is created to 7 read: 8 20.166 Florida Business Information Portal.— 9 (1) The Florida Business Information Portal is established 10 within the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. 11 (2) By June 30, 2017, the Department of Business and 12 Professional Regulation, in collaboration with the state 13 agencies identified in subsection (4), shall implement the 14 Florida Business Information Portal. The Florida Business 15 Information Portal shall provide the information needed to start 16 and operate a business in Florida, including information 17 regarding licenses, permits, or registrations that are issued by 18 the state agencies in subsection (4). 19 (3) The Florida Business Information Portal must provide at 20 least the following: 21 (a) A downloadable guide on how to start and operate a 22 business in Florida. 23 (b) A list of business types and a checklist for starting 24 each type of business. 25 (c) Links to guide users to the websites of appropriate 26 state licensing, permitting, and registration agencies. 27 (d) Information regarding business tax registration and 28 filing. 29 (e) Information regarding registering with the Department 30 of State. 31 (4) The state agencies that must cooperate with the 32 Department of Business and Professional Regulation in the 33 development, implementation, and ongoing content updates of the 34 Florida Business Information Portal include, but are not limited 35 to: 36 (a) The Agency for Health Care Administration. 37 (b) The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. 38 (c) The Department of Economic Opportunity. 39 (d) The Department of Environmental Protection. 40 (e) The Department of Financial Services, including the 41 Office of Financial Regulation and the Office of Insurance 42 Regulation. 43 (f) The Department of Health. 44 (g) The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. 45 (h) The Department of the Lottery. 46 (i) The Department of Management Services. 47 (j) The Department of Revenue. 48 (k) The Department of State. 49 (l) The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 50 (5) By October 1, 2017, the Department of Business and 51 Professional Regulation shall submit to the Governor, the 52 President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of 53 Representatives a report containing recommendations and 54 estimated costs for the inclusion of local government 55 information in the Florida Business Information Portal. 56 Section 2. Section 215.1995, Florida Statutes, is repealed. 57 Section 3. Section 288.109, Florida Statutes, is repealed. 58 Section 4. The One-Stop Business Registration Portal 59 Clearing Trust Fund within the Department of Revenue, FLAIR 60 number 73-2-977, is terminated. The Chief Financial Officer 61 shall close out and remove the terminated trust fund from the 62 various state accounting systems using generally accepted 63 accounting principles concerning warrants outstanding, assets, 64 and liabilities. 65 Section 5. If any law amended by this act was also amended 66 by a law enacted during the 2015 Regular Session of the 67 Legislature, such laws shall be construed as if enacted during 68 the same session of the Legislature, and full effect shall be 69 given to each if possible. 70 Section 6. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this 71 act and except for this section, which shall take effect upon 72 this act becoming a law, this act shall take effect July 1, 73 2015, or, if this act fails to become a law until after that 74 date, it shall take effect upon becoming a law and operate 75 retroactively to July 1, 2015. 76 77 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 78 And the title is amended as follows: 79 Delete everything before the enacting clause 80 and insert: 81 A bill to be entitled 82 An act relating to the Florida Business Information 83 Portal; creating s. 20.166, F.S.; establishing the 84 Florida Business Information Portal within the 85 Department of Business and Professional Regulation; 86 requiring the department, in collaboration with 87 specified state agencies, to implement the portal by a 88 specified date; specifying the contents of the portal; 89 requiring designated state agencies to cooperate with 90 the department in the development, implementation, and 91 updates of the portal; requiring the department to 92 provide a report to the Governor and the Legislature 93 containing recommendations and estimated costs for the 94 inclusion of local government information in the 95 portal; repealing s. 215.1995, F.S., relating to the 96 One-Stop Business Registration Portal Clearing Trust 97 Fund; repealing s. 288.109, F.S., relating to the One 98 Stop Business Registration Portal; providing 99 procedures for the termination of the trust fund; 100 providing for construction of the act in pari materia 101 with laws enacted during the 2015 Regular Session of 102 the Legislature; providing for contingent retroactive 103 operation; providing effective dates.