Florida Senate - 2016                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 704
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  02/01/2016           .                                

       The Committee on Community Affairs (Hutson) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 348 - 388
    4  and insert:
    5  electric water heaters or to existing electric heating,
    6  ventilation, and air-conditioning systems if:
    7         (a) The employee:
    8         1. Does not hold himself or herself or his or her employer
    9  out to be licensed or qualified by a licensee.
   10         2. Does not perform any acts, other than acts authorized by
   11  this exemption, which constitute contracting.
   12         3. Receives compensation from and is under the supervision
   13  and control of an employer who deducts the FICA and withholding
   14  tax and who provides workers’ compensation, as prescribed by
   15  law.
   16         4. Holds a current certificate for apartment maintenance
   17  technicians issued by the National Apartment Association and
   18  accredited by the American National Standards Institute.
   19  Requirements for obtaining such certificate must include at
   20  least:
   21         a. One year of apartment or rental housing maintenance
   22  experience.
   23         b. Successful completion of at least 90 hours of courses or
   24  online content that covers electrical maintenance and repair;
   25  plumbing maintenance and repair; heating, ventilation, or air
   26  conditioning system maintenance and repair; appliance
   27  maintenance and repair; and interior and exterior maintenance
   28  and repair.
   29         c. Completion of all examination requirements.
   30         (b) The equipment:
   31         1. Is already installed on the property owned by the
   32  apartment community or managed by the apartment community
   33  management company.
   34         2. Is not being modified except to replace components
   35  necessary to return the equipment to its original condition and
   36  the partial disassembly associated with the replacement.
   37         3. Is a type of equipment commonly installed in similar
   38  locations.
   39         4. Is repaired with new parts that are functionally
   40  identical to the parts being replaced.
   41         (c) An individual repair does not involve replacement parts
   42  that cost more than $500. An individual repair may not be so
   43  extensive as to be a functional replacement of the electric
   44  water heater or the existing electric heating, ventilation, or
   45  air-conditioning system being repaired. For purposes of this
   46  section, an individual repair may not be a part of a larger or
   47  major project that is divided for the purpose of evading this
   48  part or otherwise.
   50  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   51  And the title is amended as follows:
   52         Delete line 15
   53  and insert:
   54         electric heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning