Florida Senate - 2021 SB 338



By Senator Gruters





23-00491-21 2021338__
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to specialty contracting services;
3 amending s. 489.117, F.S.; revising the types of
4 buildings for which individuals who are not required
5 to obtain certain registrations or certifications may
6 perform contracting services without a local license
7 under certain circumstances; authorizing certain
8 persons under the supervision of specified licensed
9 contractors to perform certain specialty contracting
10 services for commercial or residential swimming pools,
11 hot tubs or spas, or interactive water features;
12 providing that such supervision does not require a
13 direct contract between those persons; providing an
14 effective date.
15
16 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
17
18 Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subsection (4) of section
19 489.117, Florida Statutes, is amended, and paragraph (e) is
20 added to that subsection, to read:
21 489.117 Registration; specialty contractors.—
22 (4)
23 (d) Any person who is not required to obtain registration
24 or certification pursuant to s. 489.105(3)(d)-(o) may perform
25 contracting services for the construction, remodeling, repair,
26 or improvement of single-family residences, including a
27 townhouse as defined in the Florida Building Code, and
28 clubhouses or recreation buildings in a residential development
29 without obtaining a local license if such person is under the
30 supervision of a certified or registered general, building, or
31 residential contractor. Such As used in this paragraph,
32 supervision does not shall not be deemed to require the
33 existence of a direct contract between the certified or
34 registered general, building, or residential contractor and the
35 person performing specialty contracting services.
36 (e) Any person who is not required to obtain registration
37 or certification under s. 489.105(3)(d)-(i) or (m)-(o) may
38 perform specialty contracting services for the construction,
39 remodeling, repair, or improvement of commercial or residential
40 swimming pools, hot tubs or spas, or interactive water features,
41 as defined in the Florida Building Code, without obtaining a
42 local contractor license or specialty contractor license if such
43 person is under the supervision of a person who is certified or
44 registered under s. 489.105(3)(j)-(l), provided that the work is
45 within the scope of the supervising contractor’s license. Such
46 supervision does not require a direct contract between a person
47 certified or registered under s. 489.105(3)(j)-(l) and the
48 person performing specialty contracting services.
49 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.