If you live in Florida please send the letter shown below to your State Representative and also to Joelle.Capua@myfloridahouse.gov.
You can find your Representative Website here: https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml
I have heard that they removed Barbers and Cosmetologist from this bill.
Do the people that write these bills actually have brains?
FSMS suggests sending the following letter via email, you can modify it you can modify it to your personal tastes.
Proposed Committee Bill (PCB) BCAS 11-01
The Business and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee has a proposed committee bill
addressing the De-Regulation of Professions and Occupations.
1. The move to de-regulate certain businesses and trades under the
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (FDBPR) is
necessary and commendable. However, this proposed bill also includes
several PROFESSIONS, and it would jeopardize the public to de-regulate
PROFESSIONS. In particular, the critical practice of Professional
Surveying and Mapping was inadvertently included, and should be quickly
removed. The regulatory Board for Surveyors and Mappers is no longer under
FDBPR, and should NOT be included in this bill.
2. Unlike most of the businesses/trades listed, Surveying and Mapping
is a PROFESSION, and should be regulated as all other members of the design
community (traditionally labeled as A/E Design Professionals). Nationally
and internationally, Engineers and Surveyors are regulated by State
agencies. There is NO state in the USA that has de-regulated Surveying and
Mapping. From both an insurance-risk and educational-gateway analysis,
Surveying and Mapping should be a regulated Profession. Unlike all of the
other businesses/trades listed in this proposal, Surveying and Mapping
requires an accredited Bachelor's Degree, and significant on-the-job
apprenticeship and training to be considered for licensure.
3. Protection of the Public: The single greatest source of personal
wealth in this country is currently (and historically) ownership of land and
property. The very fabric of our economy is the orderly cadastre and title
system that was established and is perpetuated by the Profession of
Surveying and Mapping. One need only to look at the land-scams of the
1920's and 1960's here in Florida to remind ourselves of why the Land Title
Industry and Professional Surveyors and Mappers need to be regulated. The
impact to our economy in the recent collapse of the residential housing
market underscores how important the process of surveying and subdividing
land is to our State. If FS472 was repealed, who would establish title
under FS177 for subdivisions, and under FS718 for condominium ownership?
4. Critical to Florida's Infrastructure: Professional Surveyors and
Mappers are a critical part of Florida's Infrastructure, and join with
Architects and Engineers in the development of the very framework of our
communities: Roads, Bridges, Water, Sewer, Drainage, and all Public
Facilities. Do we really want a deregulated industry designing our