Florida Senate - 2022 SB 222 By Senator Gruters 23-00126A-22 2022222__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to swimming pool specialty contracting 3 services; amending s. 489.117, F.S.; authorizing 4 certain persons under the supervision of specified 5 licensed contractors to perform certain specialty 6 contracting services for commercial or residential 7 swimming pools, interactive water features, hot tubs, 8 and spas; providing that such supervision does not 9 require a direct contract between those persons; 10 providing construction; providing an effective date. 11 12 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 13 14 Section 1. Paragraph (e) is added to subsection (4) of 15 section 489.117, Florida Statutes, to read: 16 489.117 Registration; specialty contractors.— 17 (4) 18 (e) Any person who is not certified or registered may 19 perform the work of a specialty contractor whose scope of 20 practice is limited to the type of work specified under s. 21 489.105(3)(j), (k), or (l) for the construction, remodeling, 22 repair, or improvement of commercial or residential swimming 23 pools, interactive water features as defined in the Florida 24 Building Code, hot tubs, and spas without obtaining a local 25 license or certification as a specialty contractor if he or she 26 is supervised by a contractor who is certified or registered 27 under s. 489.105(3)(j), (k), or (l); the work is within the 28 scope of the supervising contractor’s license; the supervising 29 contractor is responsible for the work; and the work does not 30 require certification or registration under s. 489.105(3)(d) 31 (i), (m)-(o), or s. 489.505. Such supervision does not require a 32 direct contract between the contractor certified or registered 33 under s. 489.105(3)(j), (k), or (l) and the person performing 34 the work, or for the person performing the work to be an 35 employee of the contractor certified or registered under s. 36 489.105(3)(j), (k), or (l). This paragraph does not limit the 37 exemptions provided in s. 489.103 and may not be construed to 38 expand the scope of a contractor certified or registered under 39 s. 489.105(3)(j), (k), or (l) to provide plumbing or electrical 40 services for which certification or registration is required by 41 this part or part II. 42 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.