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Record Group Number: 000331
Series/Collection Number: .S 2369
Creator: Florida. Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation.
Title, Dates: Office of the Secretary administrative support records, 1995-1999.
Amount: 7 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Unarranged.
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Biographical/Historical:     The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), formed by the 1993 merger of the Department of Business Regulation and Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, licenses businesses and individuals in certain professions or occupations in Florida, ranging from real estate agents, architects, hotels, restaurants, veterinarians and accountants to contractors and cosmetologists. In addition, the department is responsible for the regulation of non-medical professions, including child and farm labor. DBPR also works to locate and eliminate unlicensed activity. The department's mission is to protect the public's health, safety and welfare through the regulation of those professions or occupational groups and businesses.

    A Governor-appointed Secretary heads DPBR and is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and executing the powers, duties and functions vested in the department, its divisions, bureaus and other sub-units. DBPR is composed of ten divisions and one commission: the Division of Certified Public Accounting, the Division of Administration, the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, the Division of Hotels and Restaurants, the Division of Land Sales, Condominiums and Mobile Homes, the Division of Pari-mutual Wagering, the Division of Professions, the Division of Real Estate, the Division of Regulation, the Division of Technology, Licensure and Testing, and the Florida State Boxing Commission. DBPR is funded by revenues generated from application and licensure fees, collection of tax revenues from the sales of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products, and taxes collected at pari-mutuel events.

Summary:     This series documents the administrative duties and daily business activities of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation's Office of the Secretary. The materials document the operative issues, budgetary planning, performance reviews, and a variety of other activities performed by four divisions: Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco; Florida Land Sales, Condos and Mobile Homes; Hotels and Restaurants; and Pari-Mutuel Wagering. The types of records include inter-agency correspondence and memoranda, division and commission meeting materials, legislative budget request records, annual performance reports, and various other administrative records related to the divisions.

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Subject Access Fields: Administrative agencies Florida.
Business regulation.
Occupations Licenses Florida
Regulation of occupations.
Regulation of professions.
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