Florida Senate - 2015 SB 2506-A By Senator Lee 24-00012-15A 20152506A__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the Florida Business Information 3 Portal; creating s. 20.166, F.S.; establishing the 4 Florida Business Information Portal within the 5 Department of Business and Professional Regulation; 6 requiring the department, in collaboration with 7 specified state agencies, to implement the portal by a 8 specified date; specifying the contents of the portal; 9 requiring designated state agencies to cooperate with 10 the department in the development, implementation, and 11 updates of the portal; authorizing the Department of 12 Business and Professional Regulation to contract for 13 services to develop the portal; repealing s. 215.1995, 14 F.S., relating to the One-Stop Business Registration 15 Portal Clearing Trust Fund; repealing s. 288.109, 16 F.S., relating to the One-Stop Business Registration 17 Portal; providing procedures for the termination of 18 the trust fund; providing an effective date. 19 20 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 21 22 Section 1. Section 20.166, Florida Statutes, is created to 23 read: 24 20.166 Florida Business Information Portal.— 25 (1) The Florida Business Information Portal is established 26 within the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. 27 (2) By June 30, 2017, the Department of Business and 28 Professional Regulation, in collaboration with the state 29 agencies identified in subsection (4), shall implement the 30 Florida Business Information Portal. The Florida Business 31 Information Portal shall provide the information needed to start 32 and operate a business in Florida, including information 33 regarding licenses, permits, or registrations that are issued by 34 the state agencies in subsection (4). 35 (3) The Florida Business Information Portal must provide at 36 least the following: 37 (a) A downloadable guide on how to start and operate a 38 business in Florida. 39 (b) A list of business types and a checklist for starting 40 each type of business. 41 (c) Information regarding business tax registration and 42 filing. 43 (d) Information regarding registering with the Department 44 of State. 45 (4) The state agencies that must cooperate with the 46 Department of Business and Professional Regulation in the 47 development, implementation, and ongoing content updates of the 48 Florida Business Information Portal include, but are not limited 49 to: 50 (a) The Agency for Health Care Administration. 51 (b) The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. 52 (c) The Department of Economic Opportunity. 53 (d) The Department of Environmental Protection. 54 (e) The Department of Financial Services, including the 55 Office of Financial Regulation and the Office of Insurance 56 Regulation. 57 (f) The Department of Health. 58 (g) The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. 59 (h) The Department of the Lottery. 60 (i) The Department of Management Services. 61 (j) The Department of Revenue. 62 (k) The Department of State. 63 (l) The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 64 (5) The Department of Business and Professional Regulation 65 may contract for services to develop the Florida Business 66 Information Portal. 67 Section 2. Section 215.1995, Florida Statutes, is repealed. 68 Section 3. Section 288.109, Florida Statutes, is repealed. 69 Section 4. The One-Stop Business Registration Portal 70 Clearing Trust Fund within the Department of Revenue, FLAIR 71 number 73-2-977, is terminated. The Chief Financial Officer 72 shall close out and remove the terminated trust fund from the 73 various state accounting systems using generally accepted 74 accounting principles concerning warrants outstanding, assets, 75 and liabilities. 76 Section 5. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015.