The proposed rulemaking amends a form incorporated by reference, updates form references, and provides a procedure for certain individuals to obtain a military waiver of their initial or renewal registration fee.  

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    DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

    Division of Consumer Services

    RULE NOS.:RULE TITLES:

    5J-4.004Registration

    5J-4.014Security Requirements

    PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The proposed rulemaking amends a form incorporated by reference, updates form references, and provides a procedure for certain individuals to obtain a military waiver of their initial or renewal registration fee.

    SUMMARY: The proposed rules update FDACS-10300, Health Studio Registration Application, update form references, and provide guidance to applicants seeking a military waiver of an initial or renewal registration fee. These amendments will streamline the registration application and ensure statutory compliance with ch. 2018-7, Laws of Florida and the health studios law.

    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 proposed revisions update a department form, form references and provide guidance on how to obtain a military fee waiver. There are no increased regulatory costs associated with these revisions. Additionally, no interested party submitted additional information regarding the economic impact.

    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: 501.014(2), 501.016, 570.07(23) FS.

    LAW IMPLEMENTED: 501.015(1), (2), (3), (4), 501.016, 501.017 FS.

    .IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED AND ANNOUNCED IN THE FAR.

    THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Liz Compton, Bureau Chief, Division of Consumer Services, 2005 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-6500, email at Liz.Compton@FreshFromFlorida.com or by phone (850)410-3800.

     

    THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:

     

    5J-4.004 Registration.

    (1) Unless exempted pursuant to section 501.013, F.S., any person who intends to open or operate as a health studio shall, prior to offering health studio services, register with the department using FDACS-10300, Health Studio Registration Application, Rev. 02/19 03/18, hereby incorporated by reference. Copies of this form may be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Consumer Services, Attention: Health Studios, 2005 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-6500, or accessed online at: http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-  09428. At the time of registration, the registrant shall submit the applicable nonrefundable registration fee to the department for each health studio location. The registrant shall submit with the application FDACS-10300, Health Studio Registration Application, Rev. 03/18, a copy of each contract offered to the public relating to the sale of health studio services, as well as original security documents.

    (2) Pursuant to section 501.015(2)(a), F.S., the following persons are eligible for a waiver of the initial registration fee: aAn honorably discharged veteran of the United States Armed Forces, the spouse or surviving spouse of such a veteran, a current member of the United States Armed Forces who has served on active duty, the spouse of such a member, the surviving spouse of a member if the member died while serving on active duty, or a business entity that has a majority ownership held by such a veteran or spouse or surviving spouse. requesting a waiver of the initial registration fee Ppursuant to section 501.015(2)(b), F.S., the following persons are eligible for a waiver of the renewal registration fee: an active duty member of the United States Armed Forces or the spouse of such member, a member who served on active duty within the 2 years preceding the renewal date, an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Armed Forces who served on active duty within the 2 years preceding the expiration date, or the surviving spouse of a member if the member was serving on active duty at the time of death and died within the 2 years preceding the date of renewal. Persons seeking a fee waiver shall submit complete FDACS-10991, Military Veteran Fee Waiver Request, Rev. 10/18 07/17, incorporated by reference in rule 5J-26.001, F.A.C., An applicant requesting a fee waiver shall submit a completed Military Veteran Fee Waiver Request and provide all required supporting documentation at the time the applicant submits the Health Studio Registration Application referenced in subsection (1) above.

    Rulemaking Authority 501.014(2), 570.07(23) FS. Law Implemented 501.015(1), (2), (3), (4), 501.016(1), (2), 501.017 FS. History–New 2-9-93, Amended 7-10-94, 5-24-95, 1-20-03, 3-8-12, 1-19-14, 4-5-15, 5-10-17, 7-15-18,            .

     

    5J-4.014 Security Requirements.

    (1) If filing a bond, letter of credit, or assignment of certificate of deposit pursuant to section 501.016, F.S., the applicant shall use the applicable forms included in FDACS-10300, Health Studio Registration Application, Rev. 02/19 03/18, incorporated by reference in rule 5J-4.004, F.A.C.

    (2) No change.

    Rulemaking Authority 501.014(2), 501.016(1), (2), (3), 570.07(23) FS. Law Implemented 501.016(1), (2), (3) FS. History–New 4-5-15, Amended 5-10-17, 7-15-18,             .

     

    NAME OF PERSON ORIGINATING PROPOSED RULE: Liz Compton, Bureau Chief, Division of Consumer Services

    NAME OF AGENCY HEAD WHO APPROVED THE PROPOSED RULE: Commissioner of Agriculture Nicole Fried

    DATE PROPOSED RULE APPROVED BY AGENCY HEAD: March 21, 2019

    DATE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT PUBLISHED IN FAR: October 25, 2018

Document Information

Comments Open:
3/27/2019
Summary:
The proposed rules update FDACS-10300, Health Studio Registration Application, update form references, and provide guidance to applicants seeking a military waiver of an initial or renewal registration fee. These amendments will streamline the registration application and ensure statutory compliance with ch. 2018-7, Laws of Florida and the health studios law.
Purpose:
The proposed rulemaking amends a form incorporated by reference, updates form references, and provides a procedure for certain individuals to obtain a military waiver of their initial or renewal registration fee.
Rulemaking Authority:
501.014(2), 501.016, 570.07(23) FS
Law:
501.015(1), (2), (3), (4), 501.016, 501.017 FS
Contact:
Liz Compton, Bureau Chief, Division of Consumer Services, 2005 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-6500, email at Liz.Compton@FreshFromFlorida.com or by phone (850) 410-3800.
Related Rules: (2)
5J-4.004. Registration
5J-4.014.