Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Which Professions Will Be Deregulated by PCB 11-01?

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) issues more than 200 distinct license types and regulates twenty-four professions and multiple industries. The DBPR distributes its regulatory responsibilities across nine divisions and one commission, including:
• Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco
• Division of Certified Public Accounting
• Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes
• Division of Hotels and Restaurants
• Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering
• Division of Professions
• Division of Real Estate
• Division of Regulation
• Division of Service Operations
• Florida State Boxing Commission

PCB 11-01 calls for the deregulation of the following professions, businesses and occupations:
• Athlete Agents
• Auctioneers and Auctioneer Apprentices
• Barbers (since been removed from the bill)
• Charitable Organizations
• Community Association Managers and Firms
• Condominiums, Cooperatives, Timeshares and Mobile Home Parks
• Cosmetology Specialists, including Hair Braiders, Hair Wrappers, Body Wrappers, Manicurists, Pedicurists and Nail Extensions (since removed from the bill)
• Dance Studios
• Employee Leasing Companies
• Professional Geologists
• Health Studios
• Home Inspectors
• Homeowners Associations
• Interior Designers
• Intrastate Movers
• Mold-Related Services
• Motor Vehicle Repair Shops
• Sellers of Travel
• Surveyors and Mappers
• Talent Agents
• Telemarketing
• Yacht and Ship Brokers

The bill also repeals State Regulations pertaining to:
• Transportation access to outdoor theaters
• Roominghouses
• Sales representative contracts involving commissions
• Television tube labeling
• Water vending machines

Commentary in the bill's first airing on Tuesday resulted in a question as to where the funds currently being held in the Division of Florida Condominium's Trust Fund will go once the Division is eliminated. The answer: into General Revenue and certainly not returned to the association owners who paid into the fund in the first place.

Does any of this give you pause?

This work by Donna DiMaggio Berger, Esq. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Generic License.

1 comment:

  1. Has anyone considered what the impact on insurance costs will be if this becomes law? I would expect liability insurance cost to go through the roof. Turning the zoo over to the animals has never worked out very well in the past. Some of the regulated professions being eliminated are responsible for handling millions of dollars. Why are two of them dropped from the bill when they would probably do the least damage?