Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 882
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Commerce and Tourism (Gruters) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 542.336, Florida Statutes, is created to
    6  read:
    7         542.336Invalid restrictive covenants.—A restrictive
    8  covenant entered into with a physician licensed under chapter
    9  458 or chapter 459 who practices a medical specialty in a county
   10  where one entity employs or contracts with, either directly or
   11  through related or affiliated entities, all physicians who
   12  practice such specialty in that county is not supported by a
   13  legitimate business interest and is void and unenforceable. Such
   14  restrictive covenant shall remain void and unenforceable for 3
   15  years after the date on which a second entity that employs or
   16  contracts with, either directly or through related or affiliated
   17  entities, one or more physicians who practice such specialty
   18  begins serving patients in that county.
   19         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.
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   22  And the title is amended as follows:
   23         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   24  and insert:
   25                        A bill to be entitled                      
   26         An act relating to restrictive covenants; creating s.
   27         542.336, F.S.; providing that certain restrictive
   28         covenants are void and unenforceable for a specified
   29         period; providing an effective date.