Florida Senate - 2023                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1570
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/20/2023           .                                

       The Committee on Rules (Hooper) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of section
    6  163.211, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         163.211 Licensing of occupations preempted to state.—
    9  licensing of occupations is expressly preempted to the state,
   10  and this section supersedes any local government licensing
   11  requirement of occupations with the exception of the following:
   12         (a) Any local government that imposed licenses on
   13  occupations before January 1, 2021. However, any such local
   14  government licensing of occupations expires on July 1, 2024 July
   15  1, 2023.
   16         Section 2. Subsection (6) of section 489.113, Florida
   17  Statutes, is amended to read:
   18         489.113 Qualifications for practice; restrictions.—
   19         (6) The board shall, by rule:,
   20         (a) Designate those types of specialty contractors which
   21  may be certified under this part. The limit of the scope of work
   22  and responsibility of a specialty contractor shall be
   23  established by the board by rule. However, a certified specialty
   24  contractor category established by board rule exists as a
   25  voluntary statewide licensing category and does not create a
   26  mandatory licensing requirement. Any mandatory statewide
   27  construction contracting licensure requirement may only be
   28  established through specific statutory provision.
   29         (b)By July 1, 2024, establish certified specialty
   30  contractor categories for voluntary licensure for all of the
   31  following:
   32         1.Fence installation and erection.
   33         2.Marine bulkhead work.
   34         3.Marine dock work.
   35         4.Marine pile driving.
   36         5.Marine seawall work.
   37         6.Plaster and lath.
   38         7.Rooftop painting, coating, and cleaning above three
   39  stories.
   40         8.Rooftop solar heating installation.
   41         9.Structural aluminum or screen enclosures.
   42         10.Structural carpentry.
   43         11.Structural prestressed, precast concrete work.
   44         12.Structural masonry.
   45         13.Structural steel work.
   46         14.Veneer, including aluminum or vinyl gutters, siding,
   47  soffit, or fascia.
   48         15.Window and door installation, including garage door
   49  installation and hurricane or windstorm protection.
   50         Section 3. Paragraph (a) of subsection (4) of section
   51  489.117, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   52         489.117 Registration; specialty contractors.—
   53         (4)(a) A person whose job scope does not substantially
   54  correspond to either the job scope of one of the contractor
   55  categories defined in s. 489.105(3)(a)-(o), or the job scope of
   56  one of the certified specialty contractor categories established
   57  by board rule, is not required to register with the board. A
   58  local government, as defined in s. 163.211, may not require a
   59  person to obtain a license issued by the local government or by
   60  the state for a job scope that which does not substantially
   61  correspond to the job scope of one of the contractor categories
   62  defined in s. 489.105(3)(a)-(o) and (q) or authorized in s.
   63  489.1455(1) or the job scope of one of the certified specialty
   64  contractor categories established pursuant to s. 489.113(6). A
   65  local government may not require a state or local license to
   66  obtain a building permit for such job scopes unless a building
   67  permit is required under the Florida Building Code for the work.
   68  For purposes of this section, job scopes for which a local
   69  government may not require a license include, but are not
   70  limited to, painting; flooring; cabinetry; interior remodeling
   71  if the work does not include structural, electrical, mechanical,
   72  plumbing, or other systems affecting health and safety; driveway
   73  or tennis court installation; handyman services; decorative
   74  stone, tile, marble, granite, or terrazzo installation;
   75  plastering; pressure washing; stuccoing; caulking; and canvas
   76  awning and ornamental iron installation.
   77         1.A county that includes an area designated as an area of
   78  critical state concern pursuant to s. 380.05 may offer a license
   79  for any job scope that requires a contractor license under this
   80  part if the county imposed such a licensing requirement before
   81  January 1, 2021.
   82         2.A local government may not require a license as a
   83  prerequisite to submit a bid for public works projects if the
   84  work to be performed does not require a license under this part.
   85         Section 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2023.
   87  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   88  And the title is amended as follows:
   89         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   90  and insert:
   91                        A bill to be entitled                      
   92         An act relating to local occupational licensing;
   93         amending s. 163.211, F.S.; extending the date on which
   94         certain local government occupational licensing
   95         requirements expire; amending s. 489.113, F.S.;
   96         requiring the Construction Industry Licensing Board,
   97         by a specified date, to establish by rule specified
   98         certified specialty contractor categories for
   99         voluntary licensure; amending s. 489.117, F.S.;
  100         prohibiting local governments from requiring a license
  101         issued by the local government or the state for
  102         certain job scopes; prohibiting local governments from
  103         requiring a license issued by the local government or
  104         the state to obtain a building permit for such job
  105         scopes; providing an exception; authorizing certain
  106         counties to offer licenses for certain job scopes if
  107         the licensing requirement was imposed before a
  108         specified date; prohibiting local governments from
  109         requiring a license as a prerequisite to submit bids
  110         for public works projects under certain circumstances;
  111         providing an effective date.