Florida Senate - 2022                                     SB 942
       By Senator Baxley
       12-00987-22                                            2022942__
    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 to be
    7         eligible to receive a professional structural engineer
    8         license; providing a contingent effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Subsections (1) and (6) of section 471.011,
   13  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   14         471.011 Fees.—
   15         (1) The board by rule may establish fees to be paid for
   16  applications, examination, reexamination, licensing and renewal,
   17  inactive status application and reactivation of inactive
   18  licenses, and recordmaking and recordkeeping. The board may also
   19  establish by rule a delinquency fee. The board shall establish
   20  fees that are adequate to ensure the continued operation of the
   21  board. Fees shall be based on department estimates of the
   22  revenue required to implement this chapter and the provisions of
   23  law with respect to the regulation of engineers and professional
   24  structural engineers.
   25         (6) The fee for a temporary registration or certificate to
   26  practice engineering or professional structural engineering
   27  shall not exceed $25 for an individual or $50 for a business
   28  firm.
   29         Section 2. Paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section
   30  471.015, Florida Statutes, as amended by SB ___ or similar
   31  legislation, is amended to read:
   32         471.015 Licensure.—
   33         (3)(a) The management corporation shall issue a
   34  professional structural engineer license to any applicant whom
   35  the board certifies as qualified to practice professional
   36  structural engineering and who meets all of the following
   37  requirements:
   38         1. Is licensed under this chapter as an engineer or is
   39  qualified for licensure as an engineer.
   40         2. Submits an application in the format prescribed by the
   41  board.
   42         3. Provides satisfactory evidence of good moral character,
   43  as defined by the board.
   44         4. Provides a record of 4 years of active structural
   45  engineering experience, as defined by the board, under the
   46  supervision of a licensed professional engineer.
   47         5. Has successfully passed the 16-hour National Council of
   48  Examiners for Engineering and Surveying Structural Engineering
   49  examination.
   50         6.Pays a fee established by the board under s. 471.011.
   51         Section 3. This act shall take effect on the same date that
   52  SB ___ or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation
   53  is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension
   54  thereof and becomes a law.