DBPR Applauds Passage of Bill to Increase Efforts of Restaurant Inspections

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) today thanked the House of Representatives for the passage of HB 795, which permits the Department’s Division of Hotels and Restaurants to adopt rules for a risk-based inspection frequency for all licensed food service establishments.

“This bill will allow the Department to focus its regulatory and compliance efforts on establishments that pose a higher risk to the public,” said Secretary Ken Lawson. “Businesses that have a positive compliance history with the Department will have their regulatory burden reduced, and we thank the House for passing this bill.”

“HB 795 will allow government to create a more efficient process for businesses in Florida,” said bill sponsor Representative Mike La Rosa (R- St. Cloud). “I have enjoyed working with DBPR and am glad this good bill passed on the House Floor.”

The companion bill, Senate Bill 842 sponsored by Senator Kelli Stargel (R- Lakeland), has been placed on the special order calendar in the Senate.

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The Department licenses and regulates more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from hotels and restaurants, real estate agents and certified public accountants to veterinarians, contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit www.MyFloridaLicense.com.