CS for CS for SB 1394 First Engrossed 20201394e1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to fees; amending s. 569.003, F.S.; 3 requiring all applications for retail tobacco products 4 dealer permits to be accompanied by an annual permit 5 fee; providing a contingent effective date. 6 7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 8 9 Section 1. Paragraphs (b) and (c) of subsection (1) of 10 section 569.003, Florida Statutes, as amended by SB 810 or 11 similar legislation, 2020 Regular Session, are amended to read: 12 569.003 Retail tobacco products dealer permits; 13 application; qualifications; fees; renewal; duplicates.— 14 (1) 15 (b) Application for a permit must be made on a form 16 furnished by the division and must set forth the name under 17 which the applicant transacts or intends to transact business, 18 the address of the location of the applicant’s place of business 19 within the state, and any other information the division 20 requires. If the applicant has or intends to have more than one 21 place of business dealing in tobacco products within this state, 22 a separate application must be made for each place of business. 23 If the applicant is a firm or an association, the application 24 must set forth the names and addresses of the persons 25 constituting the firm or association; if the applicant is a 26 corporation, the application must set forth the names and 27 addresses of the principal officers of the corporation. The 28 application must also set forth any other information prescribed 29 by the division for the purpose of identifying the applicant 30 firm, association, or corporation. The application must be 31 signed and verified by oath or affirmation by the owner, if a 32 sole proprietor, or, if the owner is a firm, association, or 33 partnership, by the members or partners thereof, or, if the 34 owner is a corporation, by an executive officer of the 35 corporation or by any person authorized by the corporation to 36 sign the application, together with the written evidence of this 37 authority. The application for a permit to deal, at retail, in 38 tobacco products
described in s. 569.002(7)(a)must be 39 accompanied by the annual permit fee prescribed by the division. 40 (c) Permits shall be issued annually. The division shall 41 fix the fee for a permit to deal, at retail, in tobacco products 42 described in s. 569.002(7)(a),in an amount sufficient to meet 43 the costs incurred by it in carrying out its permitting, 44 enforcement, and administrative responsibilities under this 45 chapter, but the fee may not exceed $50. The proceeds of the fee 46 shall be deposited into the Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco Trust 47 Fund. 48 Section 2. This act shall take effect on the same date that 49 SB 810 or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation 50 is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension 51 thereof and becomes a law.