Florida League of Cities

Department of Business and Professional Regulation (Watch) – FAILED 

CS/SB 714 (Hooper) and CS/HB 667 (McClain) are a broad agency package for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Of importance to municipalities, CS/HB 667 was amended to add provisions that state outdoor kitchen equipment are not required to be separately covered, have overhead protections or hoods or be enclosed. The amendment also prohibits local governments from prohibiting, or have the effect of prohibiting, the use of outdoor kitchen equipment. CS/SB 714 passed the Senate (37-0) and is awaiting action by the House. (Taggart)