|For Immediate Release
June 22, 2021
Governor DeSantis Signs SB 1966 and Advances DBPR’s Efforts to Improve Operational Efficiencies and Opportunities for Businesses
Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 1966, that furthers the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s (DBPR) efforts to pursue regulatory reforms and operational advancements while also increasing efficiencies and levels of service for businesses and professionals regulated by the Department’s programs.
Senate Bill 1966, sponsored by Senator Manny Diaz and Representative Wyman Duggan, passed with unanimous support in both legislative chambers. With yesterday’s signature from Governor DeSantis, SB 1966 amends statutes within the Department’s jurisdiction by:
“By improving the standards that govern our regulation of businesses and professions, we open new opportunities to improve the climate for those who are starting, relocating and expanding in Florida every day,” said DBPR Secretary Julie I. Brown. “With unanimous action by the Florida Legislature and the support and approval of Governor DeSantis, this package of DBPR’s recommendations enables a series of reforms that will enhance opportunities for businesses, improve agency processes and minimize regulatory burdens for multiple industries.”
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation licenses and regulates more than one million businesses and professionals in the State of Florida, including accountants, architects and interior designers, asbestos consultants, athlete agents, auctioneers, barbers, building code administrators and inspectors, community association managers, construction contractors, cosmetologists, electrical contractors, employee leasing companies, geologists, home inspectors, landscape architects, mold assessors and remediators, pilot commissioners, real estate appraisers and brokers, and veterinarians, as well as businesses dealing in alcoholic beverages, tobacco, food service, public lodging, pari-mutuel wagering, and condominiums, timeshares, and other cooperative residential arrangements. The Department’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. For more information, visit myfloridalicense.com.
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