April 2022

12 Florida Pool Prosm • April 2022 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Clay Yarborough. The bill adds additional steps in the process of construction defect claims that would allow the contractor another opportunity to fix or alter their settlement offer in order to satisfy the claimant. Status: SB 736: Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration. HB 583: Laid on the Table. Substitute SB 736 FSPA Position: SUPPORT Criminal History Information (Licensing) - SB 1302 by Senator Burgess. SB 1548 by Senator Perry. Prohibits applicable board from inquiring into, or considering conviction history of, applicant for licensure until it is determined that applicant is otherwise qualified; authorizes applicable board to consider applicant's criminal history which includes certain crimes only if such criminal history directly relates to practice of applicable profession; removes provision authorizing board to consider applicant's criminal history if such history has been found to relate to good moral character. Status: SB 1302: Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration. SB 1548: Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration. FSPA Position: OPPOSE Criminal History in Professional Licensing Applications - SB 1118 by Sen. Perry. HB 87 by Rep. Chambliss and Plakon. Would reduce the time for consideration of a prior criminal conviction in professional licensing from five to two years. Requires licensing boards to honor relevant vocational credits earned a correctional facility. Status: SB 1118: Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration. HB 87: Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration. FSPA Position: OPPOSE If you have any questions about the 2022 Florida Legislative Session or general government affairs questions or concerns please reach out to FSPA Senior Director of Government Affairs, Dallas Thiesen at Dallas@ FloridaPoolPro.com.

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