Florida Senate - 2020 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
Bill No. SB 422
Senate . House
The Committee on Infrastructure and Security (Perry) recommended
1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
3 Delete everything after the enacting clause
4 and insert:
5 Section 1. Subsection (18) is added to section 527.01,
6 Florida Statutes, to read:
7 527.01 Definitions.—As used in this chapter:
8 (18) “Recreational vehicle” means a motor vehicle that is
9 designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational,
10 camping, or travel use and that has its own propulsion or is
11 mounted on or towed by another motor vehicle.
12 Section 2. Subsection (1) and paragraph (a) of subsection
13 (5) of section 527.0201, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
14 527.0201 Qualifiers; master qualifiers; examinations.—
15 (1) In addition to the requirements of s. 527.02, a
16 person applying for a license to engage in category I, category
17 II, or category V activities must prove competency by passing a
18 written examination administered by the department or its agent
19 with a grade of 70 percent or above in each area tested. Each
20 applicant for examination shall submit a $20 nonrefundable fee.
21 (a) The department shall by rule specify the general areas
22 of competency to be covered by each examination and the relative
23 weight to be assigned in grading each area tested.
24 (b) The department shall by rule specify the requirements
25 for agents qualified to administer the written competency
26 examinations required by this part.
27 (c) The department shall by rule establish a separate
28 written competency examination for persons applying for a
29 license to engage in category I activities solely related to the
30 service and repair of recreational vehicles. The category I
31 recreational vehicle dealer/installer examination shall include
32 and ensure competency in the following activities as they relate
33 to recreational vehicles:
34 1. Operating a liquefied petroleum gas dispensing unit to
35 serve liquid product to a consumer for industrial, commercial,
36 or domestic use;
37 2. Selling or offering to sell, or leasing or offering to
38 lease, apparatus, appliances, and equipment for the use of
39 liquefied petroleum gas; and
40 3. Installing, servicing, or repairing recreational vehicle
41 liquefied petroleum gas appliances and equipment.
42 (d) Any qualifier or master qualifier who has passed the
43 category I recreational vehicle dealer/installer examination may
44 engage in category I activities solely related to the service
45 and repair of recreational vehicles.
46 (5) In addition to all other licensing requirements, each
47 category I and category V licensee must, at the time of
48 application for licensure, identify to the department one master
49 qualifier who is a full-time employee at the licensed location.
50 This person shall be a manager, owner, or otherwise primarily
51 responsible for overseeing the operations of the licensed
52 location and must provide documentation to the department as
53 provided by rule. The master qualifier requirement shall be in
54 addition to the requirements of subsection (1).
55 (a) In order to apply for certification as a master
56 qualifier, each applicant must have been a registered qualifier
57 for a minimum of 3 years of verifiable LP gas experience or hold
58 a professional certification by an LP gas manufacturer as
59 adopted by department rule immediately preceding submission of
60 the application, must be employed by a licensed category I or
61 category V licensee , or an applicant for such license, and must
62 pass a master qualifier competency examination administered by
63 the department or its agent. Master qualifier examinations shall
64 be based on Florida’s laws, rules, and adopted codes governing
65 liquefied petroleum gas safety, general industry safety
66 standards, and administrative procedures. The applicant must
67 successfully pass the examination with a grade of 70 percent or
68 above. Each applicant for master qualifier registration must
69 submit to the department a nonrefundable $30 examination fee
70 before the examination.
71 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.
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74 And the title is amended as follows:
75 Delete everything before the enacting clause
76 and insert:
77 A bill to be entitled
78 An act relating to recreational vehicles; amending s.
79 527.01, F.S.; defining the term “recreational
80 vehicle”; amending s. 527.0201, F.S.; requiring the
81 Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to
82 adopt rules specifying requirements for agents to
83 administer certain competency examinations and
84 establishing a written competency examination for a
85 license to engage in activities solely related to the
86 service and repair of recreational vehicles;
87 authorizing certain qualifiers and master qualifiers
88 to engage in activities solely related to the service
89 and repair of recreational vehicles; requiring
90 verifiable LP gas experience or professional
91 certification by an LP gas manufacturer in order to
92 apply for certification as a master qualifier;
93 providing an effective date.