Florida Senate - 2017                                     SB 336
       By Senator Hutson
       7-00210A-17                                            2017336__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to household movers; amending s.
    3         507.03, F.S.; requiring the Department of Agriculture
    4         and Consumer Services to deny or refuse to renew the
    5         registration of a mover under certain circumstances;
    6         amending s. 507.07, F.S.; prohibiting a mover from
    7         knowingly refusing or failing to disclose in writing
    8         specified criminal information under certain
    9         circumstances; amending s. 507.10, F.S.; providing a
   10         penalty; providing an effective date.
   12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   14         Section 1. Present subsections (9) and (10) of section
   15  507.03, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (10)
   16  and (11), respectively, and a new subsection (9) is added to
   17  that section, to read:
   18         507.03 Registration.—
   19         (9)The department shall deny or refuse to renew the
   20  registration of a mover or deny a registration or renewal
   21  request by any of the mover’s directors, officers, owners, or
   22  general partners if the mover has not satisfied a civil fine or
   23  penalty for a violation of s. 507.07(9).
   24         Section 2. Subsection (9) is added to section 507.07,
   25  Florida Statutes, to read:
   26         507.07 Violations.—It is a violation of this chapter:
   27         (9) For a mover to knowingly refuse or fail to disclose in
   28  writing to a customer before a household move that the mover or
   29  an employee of the mover who has access to the dwelling or
   30  property of the customer has been convicted of a felony listed
   31  in s. 775.21(4)(a)1. or convicted of a similar offense of
   32  another jurisdiction, regardless of when such felony offense was
   33  committed.
   34         Section 3. Subsection (2) of section 507.10, Florida
   35  Statutes, is amended to read:
   36         507.10 Civil penalties; remedies.—
   37         (2) The department may seek a civil penalty in the Class II
   38  category pursuant to s. 570.971 for each violation of this
   39  chapter. However, the department must seek a civil penalty in
   40  the Class IV category for each violation of s. 507.07(9).
   41         Section 4. This act shall take effect October 1, 2017.