Florida Senate - 2011                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1824
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 1/AD/2R         .                                
             05/02/2011 10:32 AM       .                                

       Senator Bogdanoff moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 883 and 884
    4  insert:
    5         Section 31. Section 489.118, Florida Statutes, is amended
    6  to read:
    7         489.118 Certification of registered contractors;
    8  grandfathering provisions.—The board shall, upon receipt of a
    9  completed application and appropriate fee, issue a certificate
   10  in the appropriate category to any contractor registered under
   11  this part who makes application to the board and can show that
   12  he or she meets each of the following requirements:
   13         (1) Currently holds a valid registered local license in one
   14  of the contractor categories defined in s. 489.105(3)(a)-(p).
   15         (2) Has, for that category, passed a written examination
   16  that the board finds to be substantially similar to the
   17  examination required to be licensed as a certified contractor
   18  under this part. For purposes of this subsection, a written,
   19  proctored examination such as that produced by the National
   20  Assessment Institute, Block and Associates, NAI/Block, Experior
   21  Assessments, Professional Testing, Inc., or Assessment Systems,
   22  Inc., shall be considered to be substantially similar to the
   23  examination required to be licensed as a certified contractor.
   24  The board may not impose or make any requirements regarding the
   25  nature or content of these cited examinations.
   26         (3) Has at least 5 years of experience as a contractor in
   27  that contracting category, or as an inspector or building
   28  administrator with oversight over that category, at the time of
   29  application. For contractors, only time periods in which the
   30  contractor license is active and the contractor is not on
   31  probation shall count toward the 5 years required by this
   32  subsection.
   33         (4) Has not had his or her contractor’s license revoked at
   34  any time, had his or her contractor’s license suspended within
   35  the last 5 years, or been assessed a fine in excess of $500
   36  within the last 5 years.
   37         (5) Is in compliance with the insurance and financial
   38  responsibility requirements in s. 489.115(5).
   40  Applicants wishing to obtain a certificate pursuant to this
   41  section must make application by November 1, 2015 2005.
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   44         And the title is amended as follows:
   45         Delete line 106
   46  and insert:
   47         provisions relating to appraisal practice; amending s.
   48         489.118, F.S.; extending the date within which certain
   49         registered contractors may apply for certification;
   50         providing