Florida Senate - 2011                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 396
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/16/2011           .                                

       The Committee on Regulated Industries (Wise) recommended the
    1         Senate Substitute for Amendment (889386) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete lines 232 - 248
    5  and insert:
    6         Section 10. Section 468.8324, Florida Statutes, is amended
    7  to read:
    8         468.8324 Grandfather clause.—
    9         (1) A person who performs home inspection services may
   10  qualify for licensure as a home inspector under this part if the
   11  person submits an application to the department postmarked on or
   12  before July 1, 2012, which shows that the applicant:
   13         (a) Possesses certification as a one- and two-family
   14  dwelling inspector issued by the International Code Council or
   15  the Southern Building Code Congress International;
   16         (b) Has been certified as a one- and two-family dwelling
   17  inspector by the Florida Building Code Administrators and
   18  Inspectors Board under part XII of this chapter; or
   19         (c) Possesses a Division I contractor license under part I
   20  of chapter 489, a Division II certified air-conditioning
   21  contractor license under part I of chapter 489, and an
   22  electrical contractor license under part II of chapter 489.
   23         (1) A person who performs home inspection services as
   24  defined in this part may qualify for licensure by the department
   25  as a home inspector if the person submits an application to the
   26  department postmarked on or before March 1, 2011, which shows
   27  that the applicant:
   28         (a) Is certified as a home inspector by a state or national
   29  association that requires, for such certification, successful
   30  completion of a proctored examination on home inspection
   31  services and completes at least 14 hours of verifiable education
   32  on such services; or
   33         (b) Has at least 3 years of experience as a home inspector
   34  at the time of application and has completed 14 hours of
   35  verifiable education on home inspection services. To establish
   36  the 3 years of experience, an applicant must submit at least 120
   37  home inspection reports prepared by the applicant.
   38         (2) The department may investigate the validity of a home
   39  inspection report submitted under paragraph (1)(b) and, if the
   40  applicant submits a false report, may take disciplinary action
   41  against the applicant under s. 468.832(1)(e) or (g).
   42         (2)(3) An applicant may not qualify for licensure under
   43  this section if he or she has had a home inspector license or a
   44  license in any related field revoked at any time or suspended
   45  within the previous 5 years or has been assessed a fine that
   46  exceeds $500 within the previous 5 years. For purposes of this
   47  subsection, a license in a related field includes, but is not
   48  limited to, licensure in real estate, construction, mold-related
   49  services, or building code administration or inspection.
   50  (3)(4) An applicant for licensure under this section must comply
   51  with the criminal history, good moral character, and insurance
   52  requirements of this part.
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   55         And the title is amended as follows:
   56         After line 28
   57  insert:
   58         removing certain application requirements for a person
   59         who performs home inspection services and who
   60         qualifies for licensure on or before a specified date;