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2011 Florida Statutes

F.S. 120.7455
1120.7455 Legislative survey of regulatory impacts.
(1) From July 1, 2011, until July 1, 2014, the Legislature may establish and maintain an Internet-based public survey of regulatory impact soliciting information from the public regarding the kind and degree of regulation affecting private activities in the state. The input may include, but need not be limited to:
(a) The registered business name or other name of each reporting person.
(b) The number and identity of agencies licensing, inspecting, registering, permitting, or otherwise regulating lawful activities of the reporting person.
(c) The types, numbers, and nature of licenses, permits, and registrations required for various lawful activities of the reporting person.
(d) The identity of local, state, and federal agencies, and other entities acting under color of law which regulate the lawful activities of the reporting person or otherwise exercise power to enforce laws applicable to such activities.
(e) The identification and nature of each ordinance, law, or administrative rule or regulation deemed unreasonably burdensome by the reporting person.
(2) The President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives may certify in writing to the chair of the committee and to the Attorney General the establishment and identity of any Internet-based public survey established under this section.
(3) Any person reporting or otherwise providing information solicited by the Legislature in conformity with this section is immune from any enforcement action or prosecution that:
(a) Is instituted on account of, or in reliance upon, the fact of reporting or nonreporting of information in response to the Legislature’s solicitation of information pursuant to this section; or
(b) Uses information provided in response to the Legislature’s solicitation of information pursuant to this section.
(4) Any alleged violator against whom an enforcement action is brought may object to any proposed penalty in excess of the minimum provided by law or rule on the basis that the action is in retaliation for the violator providing or withholding any information in response to the Legislature’s solicitation of information pursuant to this section. If the presiding judge determines that the enforcement action was motivated in whole or in part by retaliation, any penalty imposed is limited to the minimum penalties provided by law for each separate violation adjudicated.
History.s. 6, ch. 2011-225.
1Note.Section 7, ch. 2011-225, provides that “[t]he amendment of section 120.74, Florida Statutes, and the creation of sections 120.745 and 120.7455, Florida Statutes, by this act do not change the legal status of a rule that has otherwise been judicially or administratively determined to be invalid.”