Florida Senate - 2017 CS for SB 336 By the Committee on Regulated Industries; and Senators Hutson and Book 580-01750-17 2017336c1 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 ss. 507.09 and 507.10, F.S., 10 relating to administrative remedies and civil 11 penalties, respectively; requiring the department to 12 impose either a civil penalty or an administrative 13 fine for failure to disclose in writing specified 14 criminal information; providing an effective date. 15 16 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 17 18 Section 1. Present subsections (9) and (10) of section 19 507.03, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (10) 20 and (11), respectively, and a new subsection (9) is added to 21 that section, to read: 22 507.03 Registration.— 23 (9) The department shall deny or refuse to renew the 24 registration of a mover or deny a registration or renewal 25 request by any of the mover’s directors, officers, owners, or 26 general partners if the mover has not satisfied a civil penalty 27 or administrative fine for a violation of s. 507.07(9). 28 Section 2. Subsection (9) is added to section 507.07, 29 Florida Statutes, to read: 30 507.07 Violations.—It is a violation of this chapter: 31 (9) For a mover to knowingly refuse or fail to disclose in 32 writing to a customer before a household move that the mover or 33 an employee of the mover who has access to the dwelling or 34 property of the customer has been convicted of a felony listed 35 in s. 775.21(4)(a)1. or convicted of a similar offense of 36 another jurisdiction, regardless of when such felony offense was 37 committed. 38 Section 3. Paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section 39 507.09, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 40 507.09 Administrative remedies; penalties.— 41 (1) The department may enter an order doing one or more of 42 the following if the department finds that a mover or moving 43 broker, or a person employed or contracted by a mover or broker, 44 has violated or is operating in violation of this chapter or the 45 rules or orders issued pursuant to this chapter: 46 (b) Imposing an administrative fine in the Class II 47 category pursuant to s. 570.971 for each act or omission. 48 However, the department must impose an administrative fine in 49 the Class IV category for each violation of s. 507.07(9) if the 50 department does not seek a civil penalty for the same offense. 51 Section 4. Subsection (2) of section 507.10, Florida 52 Statutes, is amended to read: 53 507.10 Civil penalties; remedies.— 54 (2) The department may seek a civil penalty in the Class II 55 category pursuant to s. 570.971 for each violation of this 56 chapter. However, the department must seek a civil penalty in 57 the Class IV category for each violation of s. 507.07(9) if the 58 department does not impose an administrative fine for the same 59 offense. 60 Section 5. This act shall take effect October 1, 2017.