Florida Senate - 2022                                     SB 222
       By Senator Gruters
       23-00126A-22                                           2022222__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to swimming pool specialty contracting
    3         services; amending s. 489.117, F.S.; authorizing
    4         certain persons under the supervision of specified
    5         licensed contractors to perform certain specialty
    6         contracting services for commercial or residential
    7         swimming pools, interactive water features, hot tubs,
    8         and spas; providing that such supervision does not
    9         require a direct contract between those persons;
   10         providing construction; providing an effective date.
   12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   14         Section 1. Paragraph (e) is added to subsection (4) of
   15  section 489.117, Florida Statutes, to read:
   16         489.117 Registration; specialty contractors.—
   17         (4)
   18         (e)Any person who is not certified or registered may
   19  perform the work of a specialty contractor whose scope of
   20  practice is limited to the type of work specified under s.
   21  489.105(3)(j), (k), or (l) for the construction, remodeling,
   22  repair, or improvement of commercial or residential swimming
   23  pools, interactive water features as defined in the Florida
   24  Building Code, hot tubs, and spas without obtaining a local
   25  license or certification as a specialty contractor if he or she
   26  is supervised by a contractor who is certified or registered
   27  under s. 489.105(3)(j), (k), or (l); the work is within the
   28  scope of the supervising contractor’s license; the supervising
   29  contractor is responsible for the work; and the work does not
   30  require certification or registration under s. 489.105(3)(d)
   31  (i), (m)-(o), or s. 489.505. Such supervision does not require a
   32  direct contract between the contractor certified or registered
   33  under s. 489.105(3)(j), (k), or (l) and the person performing
   34  the work, or for the person performing the work to be an
   35  employee of the contractor certified or registered under s.
   36  489.105(3)(j), (k), or (l). This paragraph does not limit the
   37  exemptions provided in s. 489.103 and may not be construed to
   38  expand the scope of a contractor certified or registered under
   39  s. 489.105(3)(j), (k), or (l) to provide plumbing or electrical
   40  services for which certification or registration is required by
   41  this part or part II.
   42         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.