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Chip LaMarca: Expanding Domestic Sports Wagering Will Help Florida Garner Revenue During Pandemic

LaMarca’s proposal will include three bills: one to implement the policy, one to implement the new license, and one to implement the new tax structure.
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Ron DeSantis Selects Julie Imanuel Brown to Lead DBPR

Brown will start her new duties on Monday. She replaces former Sec. Halsey Beshears who resigned from that post due to health reasons last month.
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DBPR Secretary Halsey Beshears Resigns Due to Health Reasons

Beshears announced his resignation on Friday. He will leave his post on January 29. 

Ron DeSantis Showcases State Resources for Small Businesses Owned by Veterans

“We continue working to ensure Florida remains the most veteran-friendly state, offering programs that support Florida’s hardworking, well-trained, and skilled veterans who make great contributions toward Florida’s workforce and economy,” said DeSantis on Tuesday. “I encourage all veteran small businesses and entrepreneurs to take advantage of the state resources available to support their growth”
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Halsey Besherars Offers Update on Status of DBPR’s Network Systems and Services

"On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, DBPR’s information security infrastructure identified instances of malicious activity on state-owned technology assets."
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Ron DeSantis, Halsey Beshears Let Bars Fully Reopen

Under the new DBPR Emergency Order, bars and other alcoholic beverage vendors may resume sales of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises on Monday, provided that their operations comply with the parameters of Phase 2 of the “Safe, Smart, Step-by-Step Plan for Florida’s Recovery.”
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DBPR Launches Online Proctored Tests for Professional Licenses Exams

For the new, online testing options, candidates will need a functioning computer with a webcam, microphone and strong internet connection. During the online examination, candidates will be monitored by a live proctor through microphone and webcam.

Ron DeSantis Signs Occupational Freedom and Opportunity Act

The bill eliminates barriers of entry to certain professions licensed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DPBR) by adding endorsement and reciprocity provisions, removing supplemental business licenses and corresponding license fees, reducing licensure education requirements, and eliminating other licensure and registration requirements.

Florida DBPR Issues Emergency Order Suspending Drinking at Bars

DBPR Secretary Halsey Beshears weighed in on the order.

Ron DeSantis Issues Executive Order Regarding Bars, Beaches and Restaurants to Mitigate the Spread...

The executive order covers bars and nightclubs, beaches and restaurants.

Florida Saw Increases in Business and Occupational Licenses During 2019

“The increase in real estate licenses, construction licenses, and hotel and restaurant licenses over the past year shows there is strengthening demand for real estate transactions and more housing, traveling and dining options for Floridians and visitors to our state,” said DBPR Sec. Halsey Beshears.
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Ron DeSantis Wants Legislature to Reduce Occupational Licensing Process in Florida

On Tuesday, at an event in Miami, Gov. Ron DeSantis offered several proposals to reform the occupational licensing process in the Sunshine State, insisting it will add more professional opportunities across the state. DeSantis noted...