Florida Senate - 2021 SB 574 By Senator Baxley 12-00806-21 2021574__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to fees; amending s. 471.011, F.S.; 3 authorizing the Board of Professional Engineers to 4 establish fees relating to professional structural 5 engineer licensing; amending s. 471.015, F.S.; 6 requiring applicants to pay a specified fee in order 7 to be eligible to receive a professional structural 8 engineer license; providing a contingent effective 9 date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. Subsections (1) and (6) of section 471.011, 14 Florida Statutes, are amended to read: 15 471.011 Fees.— 16 (1) The board by rule may establish fees to be paid for 17 applications, examination, reexamination, licensing and renewal, 18 inactive status application and reactivation of inactive 19 licenses, and recordmaking and recordkeeping. The board may also 20 establish by rule a delinquency fee. The board shall establish 21 fees that are adequate to ensure the continued operation of the 22 board. Fees shall be based on department estimates of the 23 revenue required to implement this chapter and the provisions of 24 law with respect to the regulation of engineers and professional 25 structural engineers. 26 (6) The fee for a temporary registration or certificate to 27 practice engineering or professional structural engineering 28 shall not exceed $25 for an individual or $50 for a business 29 firm. 30 Section 2. Paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section 31 471.015, Florida Statutes, as amended by SB___, 2021 Regular 32 Session, is amended to read: 33 471.015 Licensure.— 34 (3)(a) The management corporation shall issue a 35 professional structural engineer license to any applicant whom 36 the board certifies as qualified to practice professional 37 structural engineering and who meets all of the following 38 requirements: 39 1. Is licensed under this chapter as an engineer or is 40 qualified for licensure as an engineer. 41 2. Submits an application in the format prescribed by the 42 board. 43 3. Provides satisfactory evidence of good moral character, 44 as defined by the board. 45 4. Provides a record of 4 years of active structural 46 engineering experience, as defined by the board, under the 47 supervision of a licensed professional engineer. 48 5. Has successfully passed the 16-hour National Council of 49 Examiners for Engineering and Surveying Structural Engineering 50 examination. 51 6. Pays a fee established by the board under s. 471.011. 52 Section 3. This act shall take effect on the same date that 53 SB ___ or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation 54 is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension 55 thereof and becomes a law.