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  • Writer's pictureCorey Provencal

Status of the “Florida Mold Law” HB 713

The Bill has made its way through committee and is well on its way to becoming a Law. Below is the documented progress and committee vote.

HB 713 – Regulation of Professions GENERAL BILL by Workman

Regulation of Professions: Assigns certain programs to regulation by Division of Professions of DBPR; specifies that department is responsible for regulation of certain professions & administration of certain examinations; limits applicant’s review of failed examination questions; prohibits examinee whose examination materials are confiscated from taking another examination under certain circumstances; authorizes temporary professional licensure of spouses of active duty members of U.S. Armed Forces under certain circumstances; revises grounds for discipline of professional licensees; authorizes publication of certain legal advertisements & notices on department ‘s website in lieu of publication in newspaper;

revises licensing requirements for home inspectors, mold assessors, & mold remediators;

deletes requirements for certificates of authorization for corporations or partnerships offering home inspection or mold-related services; exempts from punishment certain unlicensed activity occurring before specified date; extends time for licensure of home inspectors, mold assessors, & mold remediators under certain grandfather provisions & revises such provisions; revises regulatory exemption for intern or resident veterinarians; revises licensing requirements for real estate brokers & sales associates & cosmetologists; revises membership of Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board; assigns departmental unit responsible for regulation of carbon monoxide hazards in certain public lodging establishments; authorizes department to issue & enforce notices to cease & desist violations of provisions regulating pugilistic exhibitions; provides for issuance of special alcoholic beverage licenses to certain movie theaters & limits on-premises sale of alcoholic beverages therein to certain areas & times. Effective Date: July 1, 2010

Effective Date: July 1, 2010 Last Event: Favorable with CS by Insurance, Business & Financial Affairs Policy Committee on Wednesday, March 03, 2010 4:00 PM Bill Number: 0713 Bill Name: HB 713 Action: Favorable With Committee Substitute Committee: Insurance, Business & Financial Affairs Policy Committee Location: Webster Hall (212 Knott) Duration: 2.00 Date: 3/3/2010 2:00:00 PM Sponsor: Workman Subject: Regulation of Professions

Y Domino Y Grady (Y) Long Y Patterson Y Wood Y Eisnaugle Y Hays Y Nehr Y Rader Y Workman Y Flores Y Jenne Y Nelson N Taylor

Total Yeas: 12 Total Nays: 1 Total Missed: 0 Total Votes: 13

Bill History: Event Time Member Committee Favorable with CS by Insurance, Business & Financial Affairs Policy Committee Wednesday, March 03, 2010 4:00 PM Insurance, Business & Financial Affairs Policy Committee 1st Reading Tuesday, March 02, 2010 10:50 PM Added to Insurance, Business & Financial Affairs Policy Committee agenda Monday, March 01, 2010 4:26 PM Insurance, Business & Financial Affairs Policy Committee Now in Insurance, Business & Financial Affairs Policy Committee Thursday, January 28, 2010 2:54 PM Insurance, Business & Financial Affairs Policy Committee Referred to General Government Policy Council Thursday, January 28, 2010 2:54 PM General Government Policy Council Referred to Government Operations Appropriations Committee Thursday, January 28, 2010 2:54 PM Government Operations Appropriations Committee Referred to Insurance, Business & Financial Affairs Policy Committee Thursday, January 28, 2010 2:54 PM Insurance, Business & Financial Affairs Policy Committee Filed Tuesday, January 19, 2010 9:37 AM Workman

John P. Lapotaire, CIEC Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant Microshield Environmental Services, LLC http://www.Microshield-ES.com

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