Florida Senate - 2021                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 268
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: NC/2R          .                                
             04/26/2021 04:03 PM       .                                

       Senator Farmer moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 42 - 68
    4  and insert:
    5  occupations before March 2, 2021. However, any such local
    6  government licensing of occupations expires on July 1, 2026.
    7         (b)Any local government licensing of occupations
    8  authorized by general law or special act.
    9         (3)EXISTING LICENSING LIMIT.A local government that
   10  licenses occupations and retains such licensing as set forth in
   11  paragraph (2)(a) may not impose additional licensing
   12  requirements on that occupation or modify such licensing;
   13  however, this subsection does not apply to any requirement
   14  relating to the maintenance of liability insurance coverage or
   15  workers’ compensation coverage, as applicable.
   16         (4)LOCAL LICENSING NOT AUTHORIZED.—Local licensing of an
   17  occupation that is not authorized under this section or
   18  otherwise authorized by general law or special act does not
   19  apply and may not be enforced.
   20         Section 2. Paragraph (a) of subsection (4) of section
   21  489.117, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   22         489.117 Registration; specialty contractors.—
   23         (4)(a) A person holding a local license whose job scope
   24  does not substantially correspond to either the job scope of one
   25  of the contractor categories defined in s. 489.105(3)(a)-(o), or
   26  the job scope of one of the certified specialty contractor
   27  categories established by board rule, is not required to
   28  register with the board to perform contracting activities within
   29  the scope of such specialty license. Except as otherwise
   30  provided in s. 163.211(2), a local government, as defined in s.
   31  163.211, may not require a person to obtain a license for a job
   32  scope which does not substantially correspond to the job scope
   33  of one of the contractor categories defined in s. 489.105(3)(a)
   34  (o) and (q) or authorized in s. 489.1455(1). For purposes of
   35  this subsection and except as otherwise provided in s.
   36  163.211(2), job scopes for which a local
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   39  And the title is amended as follows:
   40         Delete lines 8 - 17
   41  and insert:
   42         met; providing applicability; specifying that certain
   43         local licensing that does not meet specified criteria
   44         does not apply and may not be enforced; amending s.
   45         489.117, F.S.; specifying that certain specialty
   46         contractors are not required to register with the
   47         Construction Industry Licensing Board; prohibiting
   48         local governments from requiring certain specialty
   49         contractors to obtain a license under specified
   50         circumstances; specifying job scopes for which a local
   51         government may not require a license; providing
   52         exceptions; amending ss. 489.1455 and 489.5335, F.S.;