DBPR Commends Passage of Bills to Support Florida Restaurants and Real Estate Appraisers
April 26, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) today praised the passage of SB 852 and SB 842, bills that will decrease regulatory burdens for many Florida restaurants and protect the jobs of thousands of licensed Florida real estate appraisers.
SB 842 permits the Department’s Division of Hotels and Restaurants to develop a risk-based inspection frequency for all licensed food service establishments. The bill will potentially lower the regulatory burden for businesses that have a positive compliance history with the Department. The companion bill, HB 795 sponsored by Representative Mike La Rosa (R- St. Cloud), passed the House of Representatives on April 24, 2013. The bill will now be sent to the Governor to be signed into law.
SB 852 brings Florida in compliance with Title XI of the federally mandated Dodd-Frank Reform Act. The bill was sponsored by Senator Aaron Bean (R – Fernandina Beach). The companion bill, HB 667 sponsored by Representative Elizabeth Porter (R – Lake City), passed the House of Representatives on April 17, 2013. The bill will now be sent to the Governor to be signed into law.
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The Department licenses and regulates more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from hotels and restaurants, real estate agents and certified public accountants to veterinarians, contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit www.MyFloridaLicense.com.