TALLAHASSEE, Fla — Today, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) presented 411 Exemplary DBPR awards to outstanding DBPR employees at a Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) awards ceremony held in their honor.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla — Today, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) announced that it will be hosting its 6th annual “Celebrating Women In Business” event on Friday, March 24th. The event will consist of a panel of top female business leaders from the Tallahassee area and offers networking opportunities for attendees as the panel shares their career advice and entrepreneurial experiences.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s (DBPR) Division of Certified Public Accounting is encouraging fifth-year Florida minority accounting students to apply for the Clay Ford Scholarship.
Recipients of the award will receive between $3,000 and $6,000 per semester for a maximum of two semesters.
“Enriching Florida’s diverse student body will ensure substantial growth within the CPA profession,” said Interim Secretary Matilde Miller. “DBPR is thrilled to have the opportunity to assist these future CPAs.”
During the 2016-17 academic year, a total of 39 students received the award from 10 different universities across Florida.
Applications for the scholarship must be postmarked by June 1, 2017. For more information about the scholarship, please visit www.myfloridalicense.com/CPAScholarship.
The Florida Legislature passed the Maxwell Erik “Max” Grablin Act, which provides specific safety requirements for newly installed elevators in private residences. The new law creates section 399.031, F.S., and specifies clearance requirements for hoistway doors and edges, pressure tolerances for doors and gates, and requires a device on the underside of the platform that will stop downward travel. The law took effect on July 1, 2016, and the requirements are to be added into the Florida Building Code by October 1, 2016.
Despite its location within Chapter 399, F.S., the division does not have authority to enforce the new requirements. Elevators and other conveyances in private residences remain excluded from Chapter 399, F.S., and the division’s jurisdiction. This law will be enforced through the Florida Building Code by the authorities having jurisdiction over elevators in private residences – generally this will be the local building authority. All questions about enforcement should be directed to the local building authority.