61-5.005: License Renewal Fee Waivers
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: Veterinary Medicine has an excess of trust fund moneys; therefore, the Department is requesting this rule to reduce the amount of fees Veterinarians will have to pay for biennial renewal this upcoming cycle.
SUMMARY: The Department proposes to add language, subsection (2), to waive fifty dollars of the biennial license renewal fee; and to delete the sections pertaining to the fee waiver implemented in 2008, as the fee waiver has now expired.
SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS AND LEGISLATIVE RATIFICATION:
The Agency has determined that this will not have an adverse impact on small business or likely increase directly or indirectly regulatory costs in excess of $200,000 in the aggregate within one year after the implementation of the rule. A SERC has not been prepared by the agency.
The Agency has determined that the proposed rule is not expected to require legislative ratification based on the statement of estimated regulatory costs or if no SERC is required, the information expressly relied upon and described herein: the economic review conducted by the agency.
Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.
RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 455.219(1) FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 455.219(1) FS.
IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED AND ANNOUNCED IN THE FAW.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Sheri Snyder, Division of Professions, 1940 North Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783, (850)717-1496, Sheri.Snyder@dbpr.state.fl.us
THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:
61-5.005 License Renewal Fee Waivers.
(1) Pursuant to Section 455.219(1), F.S., the Department of Business and Professional Regulation has determined, based on long-range estimates of the revenue required to implement all provisions of law relating to the regulation of professions, that certain professions have an excess of trust fund moneys required to cover the functions necessary to regulate those professions.
(2) Fifty dollars ($50.00) of the renewal fee is waived for Veterinarians, regulated pursuant to Chapter 474, F.S., whose renewal fees are set forth in Rule 61G18-12.005, F.A.C., and Rule 61G18-12.009, F.A.C., whose biennial license renewal is scheduled to occur May 31, 2012.
(2) The full renewal fee is waived for licensees of professions named in this subsection renewing their license in the two year period following the effective date of the most recent amendment to this rule. (a) Real estate brokers and sales associates, regulated pursuant to Part I of Chapter 475, F.S., whose renewal fees are set in Rule 61J2-1.011, F.A.C., and whose biennial license renewal is scheduled to occur on March 31, 2008, pursuant to Rule 61-6.001, F.A.C.; (b) Athlete agents regulated pursuant to Part IX of Chapter 468, F.S., and whose renewal fees are set forth in Rule 61-24.004, F.A.C.; (c) Employee leasing, regulated pursuant to Part XI of Chapter 468, F.S., and whose renewal fees are set in Rule 61G7-5.001, F.A.C.; (d) Real estate appraisers, regulated pursuant to Part II of Chapter 475, F.S., and whose renewal fees are set in Rule 61J1-2.001, F.A.C.; (e) Professional engineers, regulated pursuant to Chapter 471, F.S., and whose renewal fees are set forth in Rule 61G15-24.001, F.A.C.; and, (f) Barbering, regulated pursuant to Chapter 476, F.S., and whose renewal fees are set forth in Rule 61G3-20.009, F.A.C., Rule 61G3-20.010, and Rule 61G3-20.011.
(3) For renewals covered by this rule, the separate five dollar unlicensed activity fee collected pursuant to Section 455.2281, F.S., must still be paid at the time of renewal by all licensees. Further, this rule does not waive any additional fees owed at the time of renewal, such as late renewal or penalty fees.
Specific Authority 455.219(1) FS. Law Implemented 455.219(1) FS. History–New 10-1-00, Amended 8-17-06, 1-24-08, ____________.