Governor Crist Signs Legislation that Streamlines Processes for
Florida’s Businesses and Professionals
May 27, 2010
TALLAHASSEE—Yesterday, Governor Charlie Crist signed legislation that streamlines processes for Florida’s businesses and professionals and protects the public. The legislation goes into effect on July 1. The bills signed by the Governor will help the Department of Business and Professional Regulation improve customer service, eliminate unnecessary regulation, support military families and protect the public. For the complete legislation, please see the attached document.
“I would like to thank Governor Crist, the Legislature, Representatives Workman and Frishe and Senators Fasano and Bennett for their support of the state’s businesses, professionals and consumers,” said Interim Secretary Charlie Liem. “By working with our partners in the Legislature, we are able to continue to improve our processes and foster a business-friendly environment.”
House Bill 713 and Senate Bill 1130 were sponsored by Representative Ritch Workman and Senator Mike Fasano, respectively. Highlights of the legislation include:
Makes it easier for spouses of active duty members of the Armed Forces who are transferred into the state and hold professional licenses in other jurisdictions to secure licensure in Florida by allowing them to practice their profession under a six-month, temporary license while they seek full licensure.
Eliminates the need for applicants to submit paper applications in duplicate.
Clarifies the requirements for grandfathering of businesses and individuals who perform mold and home inspection services.
Allows the Boxing Commission to issue and deliver to such person a notice to cease and desist for violating of Chapter 548, F.S.
Places regulation of carbon monoxide sensors with the Division of State Fire Marshal.
House Bill 1035 and Senate Bill 1172 were sponsored by Representative Jim Frishe and Senator Mike Bennett, respectively. Highlights of the legislation include:
Strengthens elevator safety and enforcement.
The department’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The department licenses more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from real estate agents, veterinarians, and accountants to contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit MyFloridaLicense.com.