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File #: 20-1739   
Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/22/2020 In control: PUBLIC HEARING
On agenda: 10/6/2020 Final action:
Title: MOTION TO ENACT Ordinance, the title of which is as follows (continued from September 22, 2020 - Item No. 40): AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, CREATING THE "BROWARD COUNTY LOCKSMITH ACT"; CREATING DIVISION 8 OF ARTICLE VII OF CHAPTER 20 OF THE BROWARD COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES ("CODE"); PROVIDING FOR LICENSING OF LOCKSMITHS AND REGISTRATION OF LOCKSMITH BUSINESSES; PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT AND PENALTIES; AMENDING SECTION 81/2-16 OF THE CODE RELATING TO FINES FOR VIOLATIONS; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (Sponsored by Commissioner Mark D. Bogen)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Copy of Proposed Ordinance, 2. Exhibit 2 - Copy of Fiscal Impact Statement, 3. Additional Material - Information, 4. Additional Material - Information, 5. Additional Material - Information, 6. Additional Material - Information, 7. Additional Material - Information
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Broward County Commission Regular Meeting
Director's Name: Andrew J. Meyers
Department: County Attorney

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Requested Action
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MOTION TO ENACT Ordinance, the title of which is as follows (continued from September 22, 2020 - Item No. 40):

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, CREATING THE "BROWARD COUNTY LOCKSMITH ACT"; CREATING DIVISION 8 OF ARTICLE VII OF CHAPTER 20 OF THE BROWARD COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES ("CODE"); PROVIDING FOR LICENSING OF LOCKSMITHS AND REGISTRATION OF LOCKSMITH BUSINESSES; PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT AND PENALTIES; AMENDING SECTION 81/2-16 OF THE CODE RELATING TO FINES FOR VIOLATIONS; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
(Sponsored by Commissioner Mark D. Bogen)

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Why Action is Necessary
A Resolution directing the County Administrator to publish notice of public hearing was approved by the Board of County Commissioners on September 10, 2020.

What Action Accomplishes
Permits the Board to consider enactment of an Ordinance regulating locksmiths and locksmith businesses.

Is this Action Goal Related
No

Previous Action Taken


Summary Explanation/Background
Locksmiths have access to the homes, businesses, and vehicles of residents and visitors of Broward County. Currently, Broward County does not regulate or license locksmiths.

The proposed Ordinance, if enacted, would create a comprehensive regulatory program for locksmiths and locksmith businesses. Locksmiths would be required to obtain a locksmith license and locksmith businesses would be required to register. The regulatory scheme would require background checks for locksmiths (which might result in certain individuals being denied licensure), minimum insurance coverage for locksmith businesses, and the customer's written approval of the quoted price prior to the locksmith commencing work. The proposed Ordinance also requires the locksmith obtain adequate assurance that...

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