Florida Senate - 2021                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 268
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/17/2021           .                                

       The Committee on Regulated Industries (Perry) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment 
    3         Delete lines 42 - 73
    4  and insert:
    5  occupations before January 1, 2021. However, any such local
    6  government licensing of occupations expires on July 1, 2023.
    7         (b)Any local government licensing of occupations
    8  authorized by general law.
    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         (4)LOCAL LICENSING NOT AUTHORIZED.—Local licensing of an
   14  occupation that is not authorized under this section or
   15  otherwise authorized by general law does not apply and may not
   16  be enforced.
   17         Section 2. Paragraph (a) of subsection (4) of section
   18  489.117, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   19         489.117 Registration; specialty contractors.—
   20         (4)(a) A person holding a local license whose job scope
   21  does not substantially correspond to either the job scope of one
   22  of the contractor categories defined in s. 489.105(3)(a)-(o), or
   23  the job scope of one of the certified specialty contractor
   24  categories established by board rule, is not required to
   25  register with the board to perform contracting activities within
   26  the scope of such specialty license. A local government, as
   27  defined in s. 163.211, may not require a person to obtain a
   28  license for a job scope which does not substantially correspond
   29  to the job scope of one of the contractor categories defined in
   30  s. 489.105(3)(a)-(o) and (q) or authorized in s. 489.1455(1).
   31  For purposes of this section, job scopes for which a local
   32  government may not require a license include, but are not
   33  limited to, painting; flooring; cabinetry; interior remodeling;
   34  driveway or tennis court installation; handyman services;
   35  decorative stone, tile, marble, granite, or terrazzo
   36  installation; plastering; stuccoing; caulking; and canvas awning
   37  and ornamental iron