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General Counsel

Chasity O'Steen

Deputy General Counsel

Gregory Venz



Office of the
General Counsel

200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL
32399-0318

DFS Rulemaking Workshops and Hearings

Below is a list of upcoming rulemaking workshops and hearings.  Click on the rule number to view the notice of Proposed Rule Development or Notice of Proposed Rule. The contact person’s information is listed for each scheduled rule workshop or hearing.  You may call or email the contact person for additional information pertaining to the rule.

To view the standard format used to announce a scheduled event, please click on the following link: Generic Agenda for rulemaking workshops or hearings.

This page was last updated: 12/01/2016.

 

Rule Number & Title

69D-1.003

Review Process and Reward Criteria.

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

To Be Noticed If Requested and Not Deemed Unnecessary
Published in FAR: 11/08/2016

To Be Noticed
If Requested and Not Deemed Unnecessary

Purpose and Effect:

Pursuant to subsection 629.9892(2), F.S., the Department is authorized to pay rewards of up to $25,000 to persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons committing certain enumerated crimes that are investigated by the Department. Chapter 2016-132, Laws of Florida, amended subsection 626.9892(2), F.S., to add additional crimes including violations of Sections 790.164, 790.165, 790.166, 806.031, 806.10, 806.111, and 817.233, F.S.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Simon Blank (850) 413-4001
Simon.Blank@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69L-30.002
69L-30.003

69L-30.004
69L-30.006
69L-30.007
69L-30.010

Definitions
Qualification for Expert Medical Advisor Certification and Re-Certification
Application Process for Expert Medical Advisor Certification
Temporary Expert Medical Advisors
Expert Medical Advisor Responsibilities
Expert Medical Advisor Decertification

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
@ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Hartman Building, Rm 102
2012 Capital Circle SE
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Purpose and Effect:

The purpose of the changes being made to Rules 69L-30.002, 69L-30.003, 69L-30.004, 69L-30.006, 69L-30.007, and 69L-30.010, F.A.C., are to reflect statutory changes allowing Judges of Compensation Claims to appoint temporary Expert Medical Advisors, to update the address for the website on which application for Expert Medical Advisor certification is made, and to add final orders finding that a physician engaged in overutilization, as defined in section 440.13(8), Florida Statutes, to the list of final orders which disqualify a physician from eligibility for Expert Medical Advisor certification.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Theresa Pugh (850) 413-1721
Theresa.Pugh@myfloridacfo.com

Larson

Rule Number & Title

69A-62.0001
69A-62.021

69A-62.030

Definitions
Minimum Requirements for a Firefighter Employer Comprehensive Safety and Health Program
Definitions

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

Friday, December 16, 2016
@ 9 AM-10 AM
Presiding Officer: Mike Tucker

Florida State Fire College
11655 NW Gainesville Rd
Ocala FL 34482

Purpose and Effect:

These rules are being amended to update the definitions, remove unnecessary verbiage, and remove references to a website that is no longer available.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Mike Tucker (352)369-2829
Mike.Tucker@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes

Rule Number & Title

69L-6.015
69L-6.027

Record Maintenance and Production Requirements for Employers
Penalty Calculation Worksheet

Type Date - Time Location

Workshop

December 19, 2016
@ 9:30 A.M.

Room 102
Hartman Building
2012 Capital Circle S.E.
Tallahassee, FL

Purpose and Effect:

Chapter 2016-56, Laws of Florida, amended subsection 440.05(10), F.S., to delete the requirement that any corporation with exempt officers engaged in the construction industry must maintain written statements of those exempted persons acknowledging each such individual’s exempt status. The proposed amendment to Rule 69L-6.015, F.A.C., will also delete this requirement from the rule. Chapter 2016-56, Laws of Florida, also included legislative changes to the penalty requirements in subsection 440.107(7), F.S. The changes include: (i) a 25% penalty reduction for non-compliant employers who have not previously been issued a stop-work order or penalty assessment order and who timely provide requested business records; and (ii) a reduction of the imputed payroll multiplier from twice the statewide average weekly wage to the pre-2014 level of one and one-half times the statewide average weekly wage. The proposed amendment to Rule 69L-6.027, F.A.C., will incorporate these changes on the Penalty Calculation Worksheet.

Contact Attorney

Division of Workers' Compensation
Pam Macon 850-413-1708
Pamela.Macon@myfloridacfo.com

Karniewicz

Rule Number & Title

69A-57.003
69A-57.004
69A-57.005
69A-57.006

Standards of the National Fire Protection Association Adopted
Occupancy Capacity of Each AFCH
Evacuation Capability
Fire Exit Drills

Type Date - Time Location

Hearing

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
@ 9:30 AM

116 Larson Building
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida

Purpose and Effect:

The purpose of this rulemaking is to address a Petition to Initiate Rulemaking filed by the Seminole County Department of Public Safety to amend Rule 69A-57.003, F.A.C.  As well, the rulemaking revises Rules 69A-57.004, 69A-57.005, and 69A-57.006, F.A.C., to more closely track the language utilized in the implementing statutes and clarify the requirements of the provisions.  Lastly, the amendments will include an update to the form adopted in Rule 69A-57.006, F.A.C.

Contact Attorney

Division of State Fire Marshal
Casia Sinco (850)413-3620
Casia.Sinco@myfloridacfo.com

Hayes