Florida Gov. Signs Into Law Filing Of Exemption Applications

                               

Tallahassee, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - The Florida Legislature passed and the Governor signed into law CS/HB 941, which amended Sections 440.02(9) and 440.05, Florida Statutes. These amendments will streamline the filing and processing of exemption applications. Highlights of CS/HB 941 include:

  • Provides applicant the ability to electronically file their applications via a web-based system.
  • Eliminates the requirement for the application to be notarized; and
  • Eliminates the need to submit a copy of the stock certificate or documentation of ownership evidencing 10% ownership in a company.

Additionally, the legislative changes provide that all Certificates of Elections to be Exempt issued on or after January 1, 2013, are valid for 2 years after the effective date and, beginning July 1, 2013, non-construction limited liability members will be treated as corporate officers, and will be eligible to apply for an exemption.

On July 1, 2012, a new DWC Notice of Election to be Exempt web-based system will be available for applicants to electronically apply for or renew their Certificate of Election to be Exempt. This system will be convenient and easy to use.

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