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HB 741 — Department of Business and Professional Regulation Fees

by Rep. Trumbull (SB 514 by Senator Stargel)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Regulated Industries Committee (RI)

The bill provides, notwithstanding the professional practice acts administered by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), for a $25 delinquency fee that must be imposed on a delinquent status licensee. Under current law, the delinquency fee for a profession regulated by the DBPR may not exceed the amount of the biennial renewal fee for an active status license.

The bill reduces from 1.5 percent to 1.0 percent, the surcharge assessed on building permit fees which is transferred to the DBPR to administer and carry out the purposes of the Florida Building Code. Under current law, the surcharge is allocated to fund the Florida Building Commission, the Florida Building Code Compliance and Mitigation Program, and the Florida Fire Prevention Code informal interpretations managed by the State Fire Marshal.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2017.

Vote: Senate 35-0; House 116-0