Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 336
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/10/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Regulated Industries (Hutson) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 22 - 40
    4  and insert:
    5  general partners if the mover has not satisfied a civil penalty
    6  or administrative fine for a violation of s. 507.07(9).
    7         Section 2. Subsection (9) is added to section 507.07,
    8  Florida Statutes, to read:
    9         507.07 Violations.—It is a violation of this chapter:
   10         (9) For a mover to knowingly refuse or fail to disclose in
   11  writing to a customer before a household move that the mover or
   12  an employee of the mover who has access to the dwelling or
   13  property of the customer has been convicted of a felony listed
   14  in s. 775.21(4)(a)1. or convicted of a similar offense of
   15  another jurisdiction, regardless of when such felony offense was
   16  committed.
   17         Section 3. Paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section
   18  507.09, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   19         507.09 Administrative remedies; penalties.—
   20         (1) The department may enter an order doing one or more of
   21  the following if the department finds that a mover or moving
   22  broker, or a person employed or contracted by a mover or broker,
   23  has violated or is operating in violation of this chapter or the
   24  rules or orders issued pursuant to this chapter:
   25         (b) Imposing an administrative fine in the Class II
   26  category pursuant to s. 570.971 for each act or omission.
   27  However, the department must impose an administrative fine in
   28  the Class IV category for each violation of s. 507.07(9) if the
   29  department does not seek a civil penalty for the same offense.
   30         Section 4. Subsection (2) of section 507.10, Florida
   31  Statutes, is amended to read:
   32         507.10 Civil penalties; remedies.—
   33         (2) The department may seek a civil penalty in the Class II
   34  category pursuant to s. 570.971 for each violation of this
   35  chapter. However, the department must seek a civil penalty in
   36  the Class IV category for each violation of s. 507.07(9) if the
   37  department does not impose an administrative fine for the same
   38  offense.
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   41  And the title is amended as follows:
   42         Delete lines 9 - 10
   43  and insert:
   44         circumstances; amending ss. 507.09 and 507.10, F.S.,
   45         relating to administrative remedies and civil
   46         penalties, respectively; requiring the department to
   47         impose either a civil penalty or an administrative
   48         fine for failure to disclose in writing specified
   49         criminal information; providing an effective date.