2022 Legislature                            CS for CS for SB 514
    2         An act relating to substitution of work experience for
    3         postsecondary educational requirements; creating s.
    4         112.219, F.S.; authorizing the head of an employing
    5         agency, beginning on a specified date, to elect to
    6         substitute certain work experience for postsecondary
    7         educational requirements under certain circumstances;
    8         prohibiting the substitution of certain work
    9         experience for postsecondary educational requirements;
   10         providing advertising requirements relating to
   11         positions of employment; providing for construction;
   12         defining the term “employing agency”; providing an
   13         effective date.
   15  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   17         Section 1. Section 112.219, Florida Statutes, is created to
   18  read:
   19         112.219Substitution of work experience for postsecondary
   20  educational requirements.—
   21         (1)Beginning July 1, 2022, the head of an employing agency
   22  may elect to substitute verifiable, related work experience in
   23  lieu of postsecondary educational requirements for a position of
   24  employment if the person seeking the position of employment is
   25  otherwise qualified for such position.
   26         (2)Related work experience may not substitute for any
   27  required licensure, certification, or registration required for
   28  the position of employment as established by the employing
   29  agency and indicated in the advertised description of the
   30  position of employment.
   31         (3)If the head of an employing agency elects to substitute
   32  related work experience for postsecondary educational
   33  requirements, the employing agency must include, in all
   34  advertisements for the position of employment made by the
   35  employing agency, a notice that such substitution is authorized
   36  and a description of the related work experience equivalencies
   37  that may be substituted for the required postsecondary
   38  education.
   39         (4)This section does not abridge state and federal laws
   40  and regulations governing equal opportunity employment.
   41         (5)For purposes of this section, the term “employing
   42  agency” means any agency or unit of government of the state or
   43  any county, municipality, or political subdivision thereof,
   44  including special districts, that is authorized to employ
   45  personnel to carry out the responsibilities of the agency or
   46  unit of government.
   47         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.