Florida Senate - 2013                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1252
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: RS            .                                
                  03/21/2013           .                                

       The Committee on Community Affairs (Simpson) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 137 and 138
    4  insert:
    5         Section 2. Paragraph (m) of subsection (3) of section
    6  489.105, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         489.105 Definitions.—As used in this part:
    8         (3) “Contractor” means the person who is qualified for, and
    9  is only responsible for, the project contracted for and means,
   10  except as exempted in this part, the person who, for
   11  compensation, undertakes to, submits a bid to, or does himself
   12  or herself or by others construct, repair, alter, remodel, add
   13  to, demolish, subtract from, or improve any building or
   14  structure, including related improvements to real estate, for
   15  others or for resale to others; and whose job scope is
   16  substantially similar to the job scope described in one of the
   17  paragraphs of this subsection. For the purposes of regulation
   18  under this part, the term “demolish” applies only to demolition
   19  of steel tanks more than 50 feet in height; towers more than 50
   20  feet in height; other structures more than 50 feet in height;
   21  and all buildings or residences. Contractors are subdivided into
   22  two divisions, Division I, consisting of those contractors
   23  defined in paragraphs (a)-(c), and Division II, consisting of
   24  those contractors defined in paragraphs (d)-(q):
   25         (m) “Plumbing contractor” means a contractor whose services
   26  are unlimited in the plumbing trade and includes contracting
   27  business consisting of the execution of contracts requiring the
   28  experience, financial means, knowledge, and skill to install,
   29  maintain, repair, alter, extend, or, if not prohibited by law,
   30  design plumbing. A plumbing contractor may install, maintain,
   31  repair, alter, extend, or, if not prohibited by law, design the
   32  following without obtaining an additional local regulatory
   33  license, certificate, or registration: sanitary drainage or
   34  storm drainage facilities, water and sewer plants and
   35  substations, venting systems, public or private water supply
   36  systems, septic tanks, drainage and supply wells, swimming pool
   37  piping, irrigation systems, and solar heating water systems and
   38  all appurtenances, apparatus, or equipment used in connection
   39  therewith, including boilers and pressure process piping and
   40  including the installation of water, natural gas, liquefied
   41  petroleum gas and related venting, and storm and sanitary sewer
   42  lines. The scope of work of the plumbing contractor also
   43  includes the design, if not prohibited by law, and installation,
   44  maintenance, repair, alteration, or extension of air-piping,
   45  vacuum line piping, oxygen line piping, nitrous oxide piping,
   46  and all related medical gas systems; fire line standpipes and
   47  fire sprinklers if authorized by law; ink and chemical lines;
   48  fuel oil and gasoline piping and tank and pump installation,
   49  except bulk storage plants; and pneumatic control piping
   50  systems, all in a manner that complies with all plans,
   51  specifications, codes, laws, and regulations applicable. The
   52  scope of work of the plumbing contractor applies to private
   53  property and public property, including any excavation work
   54  incidental thereto, and includes the work of the specialty
   55  plumbing contractor. Such contractor shall subcontract, with a
   56  qualified contractor in the field concerned, all other work
   57  incidental to the work but which is specified as being the work
   58  of a trade other than that of a plumbing contractor. This
   59  definition does not limit the scope of work of any specialty
   60  contractor certified pursuant to s. 489.113(6), and does not
   61  require certification or registration under this part of a
   62  person licensed under chapter 527 or any authorized employee of
   63  a public natural gas utility or of a private natural gas utility
   64  regulated by the Public Service Commission when disconnecting
   65  and reconnecting water lines in the servicing or replacement of
   66  an existing water heater. A plumbing contractor may perform
   67  drain cleaning and clearing and install or repair rainwater
   68  catchment systems; however, a mandatory licensing requirement is
   69  not established for the performance of these specific services.
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   72         And the title is amended as follows:
   73         Delete line 12
   74  and insert:
   75         amending s. 489.105, F.S.; revising a definition;
   76         amending s. 489.127, F.S.; revising civil penalties;