Notice of Variances and Waivers

Division of Insurance Agents and Agency Services
69B-211.042: Effect of Law Enforcement Records on Applications for Licensure
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on April 13, 2009, the Department of Financial Services, Division of Agent and Agency Services, received a petition for Jason Velez a petition for variance from subparagraph 69B-211.042(10)(a)6., Florida Administrative Code, which rule implements Section 626.621, et seq., Florida Statutes. The petition requested a variance with regard to the “other mitigating factors” provision of this rule which sets forth restrictions on the licensure of persons who have been found guilty of or have pled guilty or nolo contendere to a felony or a crime punishable by imprisonment of one year or more. The petitioner contended that strict application of the rule would produce an inequitable result without taking into account that the petitioner can demonstrate reformation of character and rehabilitation, based on the probability that the propensity to commit illegal conduct has been overcome.
A copy of the Petition for Variance or Waiver may be obtained by contacting: DFS Agency Clerk, Department of Financial Services, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0390, within 14 days of publication of this notice.
A copy of the petition may be obtained by contacting: Julie Jones, Division of Legal Services, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0333, (850)413-4177.