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.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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.