Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 474
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Commerce and Tourism (Albritton) recommended
       the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 863 - 894
    4  and insert:
    5         481.207 Fees.—The board, by rule, may establish separate
    6  fees for architects and registered interior designers, to be
    7  paid for applications, examination, reexamination, licensing and
    8  renewal, delinquency, reinstatement, and recordmaking and
    9  recordkeeping. The examination fee shall be in an amount that
   10  covers the cost of obtaining and administering the examination
   11  and shall be refunded if the applicant is found ineligible to
   12  sit for the examination. The application fee is nonrefundable.
   13  The fee for initial application and examination for architects
   14  and interior designers may not exceed $775 plus the actual per
   15  applicant cost to the department for purchase of the examination
   16  from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
   17  or the National Council of Interior Design Qualifications,
   18  respectively, or similar national organizations. The initial
   19  nonrefundable fee for registered interior designers may not
   20  exceed $75. The biennial renewal fee for architects may not
   21  exceed $200. The biennial renewal fee for registered interior
   22  designers may not exceed $75 $500. The delinquency fee may not
   23  exceed the biennial renewal fee established by the board for an
   24  active license. The board shall establish fees that are adequate
   25  to ensure the continued operation of the board and to fund the
   26  proportionate expenses incurred by the department which are
   27  allocated to the regulation of architects and registered
   28  interior designers. Fees shall be based on department estimates
   29  of the revenue required to implement this part and the
   30  provisions of law with respect to the regulation of architects
   31  and interior designers.
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   34  And the title is amended as follows:
   35         Delete lines 108 - 113
   36  and insert:
   37         by the act; amending s. 481.207, F.S.; revising
   38         certain fees for interior designers; conforming
   39         provisions to