Florida Senate - 2024                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1012
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  01/22/2024           .                                

       The Committee on Regulated Industries (Calatayud) recommended
       the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Paragraph (d) is added to subsection (1) of
    6  section 112.011, Florida Statutes, to read:
    7         112.011 Disqualification from licensing and public
    8  employment based on criminal conviction.—
    9         (1)
   10         (d)1.Notwithstanding any other law, a person with a prior
   11  conviction for a crime may petition a state agency at any time,
   12  including while in confinement, while under supervision, or
   13  before obtaining any required personal qualifications for a
   14  license, permit, or certification, for a decision as to whether
   15  the person’s prior conviction for a crime would disqualify him
   16  or her from obtaining the license, permit, or certification. In
   17  the petition, the person must include a record of his or her
   18  prior conviction for a crime or must authorize the state agency
   19  to obtain such record.
   20         2.If a state agency reviews the petition submitted
   21  pursuant to subparagraph 1. and determines that a person is not
   22  disqualified for a license, permit, or certification, such
   23  decision is binding on the state agency in any later ruling on
   24  the person’s formal application unless the information contained
   25  in the petition is found to be inaccurate or incomplete, or the
   26  person is subsequently convicted of a crime.
   27         3.If the state agency determines under subparagraph 1.
   28  that a person is disqualified for a license, permit, or
   29  certification, the agency must advise the person of any actions
   30  he or she may take to remedy the disqualification. The person
   31  may submit a revised petition reflecting completion of any
   32  remedial actions before a deadline set by the agency in its
   33  final decision on the petition.
   34         4.A person may not otherwise submit a new petition to the
   35  state agency until 1 year after a final decision on the initial
   36  petition is rendered or the person obtains the required
   37  qualifications for a license, permit, or certification,
   38  whichever is earlier.
   39         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2024.
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   42  And the title is amended as follows:
   43         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   44  and insert:
   45                        A bill to be entitled                      
   46         An act relating to employment of ex-offenders;
   47         amending s. 112.011, F.S.; authorizing a person to
   48         petition a state agency at any time for a decision as
   49         to whether his or her prior conviction disqualifies
   50         him or her from obtaining a license, permit, or
   51         certification; requiring the person to include a
   52         specified record or authorize the state agency to
   53         obtain such record; providing that a state agency’s
   54         decision that the person is not disqualified for a
   55         specified license, permit, or certification is binding
   56         on the agency unless certain conditions exist;
   57         requiring the agency to advise the person, if
   58         disqualified, of any actions he or she may take to
   59         remedy the disqualification; authorizing the person to
   60         submit a revised petition reflecting completion of any
   61         remedial actions before a certain date; prohibiting a
   62         person from submitting a new petition to the state
   63         agency within a specified timeframe after a final
   64         decision is made; providing an effective date.