Florida Senate - 2021                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. HB 735
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: WD/2R          .                                
             04/26/2021 04:18 PM       .                                

       Senator Gruters moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with directory and title amendments)
    3         Delete lines 75 - 141
    4  and insert:
    5         (e)Any person who is not required to obtain registration
    6  or certification under s. 489.105(3)(d)-(i) or (m)-(o) may
    7  perform specialty contracting services for the construction,
    8  remodeling, repair, or improvement of commercial or residential
    9  swimming pools, hot tubs or spas, or interactive water features,
   10  as defined in the Florida Building Code, without obtaining a
   11  local contractor license or specialty contractor license if such
   12  person is under the supervision of a person who is certified or
   13  registered under s. 489.105(3)(j)-(l), provided that the work is
   14  within the scope of the supervising contractor’s license. Such
   15  supervision does not require a direct contract between a person
   16  certified or registered under s. 489.105(3)(j)-(l) and the
   17  person performing specialty contracting services.
   18         Section 3. Section 489.1455, Florida Statutes, is amended
   19  to read:
   20         489.1455 Journeyman; reciprocity; standards.—
   21         (1)Counties and municipalities are authorized to issue
   22  journeyman licenses in the plumbing, pipe fitting, mechanical,
   23  or HVAC trades.
   24         (2)(1) An individual who holds a valid, active journeyman
   25  license in the plumbing, pipe fitting plumbing/pipe fitting,
   26  mechanical, or HVAC trades issued by any county or municipality
   27  in this state may work as a journeyman in the trade in which he
   28  or she is licensed in any county or municipality of this state
   29  without taking an additional examination or paying an additional
   30  license fee, if he or she:
   31         (a) Has scored at least 70 percent, or after October 1,
   32  1997, at least 75 percent, on a proctored journeyman Block and
   33  Associates examination or other proctored examination approved
   34  by the board for the trade in which he or she is licensed;
   35         (b) Has completed an apprenticeship program registered with
   36  a registration agency defined in 29 C.F.R. s. 29.2 and
   37  demonstrates 4 years’ verifiable practical experience in the
   38  trade for which he or she is licensed, or demonstrates 6 years’
   39  verifiable practical experience in the trade for which he or she
   40  is licensed;
   41         (c) Has satisfactorily completed specialized and advanced
   42  module coursework approved by the Florida Building Commission,
   43  as part of the building code training program established in s.
   44  553.841, specific to the discipline or, pursuant to
   45  authorization by the certifying authority, provides proof of
   46  completion of such coursework within 6 months after such
   47  certification; and
   48         (d) Has not had a license suspended or revoked within the
   49  last 5 years.
   50         (3)(2) A local government may charge a registration fee for
   51  reciprocity, not to exceed $25.
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   54  And the directory clause is amended as follows:
   55         Delete lines 54 - 55
   56  and insert:
   57         Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (4) of section
   58  489.117, Florida Statutes, is amended, and paragraph (e) is
   59  added to that subsection, to read:
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   62  And the title is amended as follows:
   63         Delete lines 17 - 18
   64  and insert:
   65         government may not require a license; authorizing
   66         certain persons under the supervision of specified
   67         licensed contractors to perform certain specialty
   68         contracting services for commercial or residential
   69         swimming pools, hot tubs or spas, or interactive water
   70         features; providing that such supervision does not
   71         require a direct contract between those persons;
   72         amending s. 489.1455, F.S.; authorizing counties and