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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XI
Chapter 163
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F.S. 163.211
163.211 Licensing of occupations preempted to state.
(1) DEFINITIONS.As used in this section:
(a) “Licensing” means any training, education, test, certification, registration, or license that is required for a person to perform an occupation in addition to any associated fee.
(b) “Local government” means a county, municipality, special district, or political subdivision of the state.
(c) “Occupation” means a paid job, profession, work, line of work, trade, employment, position, post, career, field, vocation, or craft.
(2) PREEMPTION OF OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING TO THE STATE.The licensing of occupations is expressly preempted to the state, and this section supersedes any local government licensing requirement of occupations with the exception of the following:
(a) Any local government that imposed licenses on occupations before January 1, 2021. However, any such local government licensing of occupations expires on July 1, 2024.
(b) Any local government licensing of occupations authorized by general law.
(3) EXISTING LICENSING LIMIT.A local government that licenses occupations and retains such licensing as set forth in paragraph (2)(a) may not impose additional licensing requirements on that occupation or modify such licensing.
(4) LOCAL LICENSING NOT AUTHORIZED.Local licensing of an occupation that is not authorized under this section or otherwise authorized by general law does not apply and may not be enforced.
History.s. 1, ch. 2021-214; s. 1, ch. 2023-271.