Florida Senate - 2021 SB 338 By Senator Gruters 23-00491-21 2021338__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to specialty contracting services; 3 amending s. 489.117, F.S.; revising the types of 4 buildings for which individuals who are not required 5 to obtain certain registrations or certifications may 6 perform contracting services without a local license 7 under certain circumstances; authorizing certain 8 persons under the supervision of specified licensed 9 contractors to perform certain specialty contracting 10 services for commercial or residential swimming pools, 11 hot tubs or spas, or interactive water features; 12 providing that such supervision does not require a 13 direct contract between those persons; providing an 14 effective date. 15 16 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 17 18 Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subsection (4) of section 19 489.117, Florida Statutes, is amended, and paragraph (e) is 20 added to that subsection, to read: 21 489.117 Registration; specialty contractors.— 22 (4) 23 (d) Any person who is not required to obtain registration 24 or certification pursuant to s. 489.105(3)(d)-(o) may perform 25 contracting services for the construction, remodeling, repair, 26 or improvement of single-family residences, including a 27 townhouse as defined in the Florida Building Code, and 28 clubhouses or recreation buildings in a residential development 29 without obtaining a local license if such person is under the 30 supervision of a certified or registered general, building, or 31 residential contractor. Such
As used in this paragraph,32 supervision does not shall not be deemed torequire the33 existence ofa direct contract between the certified or 34 registered general, building, or residential contractor and the 35 person performing specialty contracting services. 36 (e) Any person who is not required to obtain registration 37 or certification under s. 489.105(3)(d)-(i) or (m)-(o) may 38 perform specialty contracting services for the construction, 39 remodeling, repair, or improvement of commercial or residential 40 swimming pools, hot tubs or spas, or interactive water features, 41 as defined in the Florida Building Code, without obtaining a 42 local contractor license or specialty contractor license if such 43 person is under the supervision of a person who is certified or 44 registered under s. 489.105(3)(j)-(l), provided that the work is 45 within the scope of the supervising contractor’s license. Such 46 supervision does not require a direct contract between a person 47 certified or registered under s. 489.105(3)(j)-(l) and the 48 person performing specialty contracting services. 49 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.