Florida Senate - 2023                                    SB 1570
       By Senator Hooper
       21-01111D-23                                          20231570__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to local occupational licensing;
    3         amending s. 489.117, F.S.; prohibiting local
    4         governments from requiring a license issued by the
    5         local government or the state for certain job scopes;
    6         prohibiting local governments from requiring a license
    7         issued by the local government or the state to obtain
    8         a building permit for such job scopes; authorizing
    9         local governments to impose local licensing
   10         requirements for certain specialty job scopes;
   11         providing an effective date.
   13  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   15         Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (4) of section
   16  489.117, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   17         489.117 Registration; specialty contractors.—
   18         (4)(a) A person whose job scope does not substantially
   19  correspond to either the job scope of one of the contractor
   20  categories defined in s. 489.105(3)(a)-(o), or the job scope of
   21  one of the certified specialty contractor categories established
   22  by board rule, is not required to register with the board. A
   23  local government, as defined in s. 163.211:,
   24         1. May not require a person to obtain a license issued by
   25  the local government or by the state for a job scope which does
   26  not substantially correspond to the job scope of one of the
   27  contractor categories defined in s. 489.105(3)(a)-(o) and (q) or
   28  authorized in s. 489.1455(1). For purposes of this section, job
   29  scopes for which a local government may not require a license
   30  issued by the local government or by the state include, but are
   31  not limited to, painting; flooring; cabinetry; interior
   32  remodeling without a structural component; driveway or tennis
   33  court installation; handyman services; decorative stone, tile,
   34  marble, granite, or terrazzo installation; plastering; pressure
   35  washing; stuccoing; caulking; and canvas awning and ornamental
   36  iron installation. All work performed within these job scopes
   37  without a license issued by the local government or by the state
   38  must comply with all applicable local ordinances regarding such
   39  work; however, a local government may not require a license
   40  issued by the local government or by the state to obtain a
   41  building permit for these job scopes.
   42         2.May require a person to obtain a license issued by the
   43  local government for all of the following specialty job scopes,
   44  or any part or combination thereof, if the local government
   45  imposed such a licensing requirement before January 1, 2021:
   46         a. Aluminum or screen enclosure, with or without concrete.
   47         b. Carpentry, with a structural component, or finish
   48  carpentry, without a structural component.
   49         c. Concrete forming, placing, or finishing, including on or
   50  off grade.
   51         d. Demolition.
   52         e. Dredging and land filling.
   53         f. Excavation and clearing.
   54         g. Garage door installation.
   55         h. Gasoline tank and pump.
   56         i. Hurricane or windstorm protection.
   57         j. Masonry, with a structural component.
   58         k. Paving, sealing, or striping.
   59         l. Pile driving.
   60         m. Pool safety barrier.
   61         n. Prestressed precast concrete.
   62         o. Reinforcing iron and steel.
   63         p. Rental apartment maintenance and repair.
   64         q. Roof painting, coating, and cleaning.
   65         r. Sandblasting or waterproofing.
   66         s. Solar heating installation.
   67         t. Specialty structure work performed by a specialty
   68  contractor, as defined in s. 489.105(3)(q), or by a specialty
   69  structure contractor as defined in the administrative rules of
   70  the department, including gutters, metal substructures, pool
   71  enclosures, pre-formed panel-post and beam roofs, roof-overs,
   72  screened enclosures, screened porches, sunrooms, and windstorm
   73  protective devices.
   74         u. Structural iron, metals, and steel erection.
   75         v. Swimming pool enclosures.
   76         w. Swimming pool or spa, including commercial or
   77  residential repair or service.
   78         x. Tree removal and trimming.
   79         y. Veneer, including aluminum or vinyl gutters, siding,
   80  soffit, or fascia.
   81         z. Window and door installation.
   82         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.