FALI’s legislative & regulatory history
After over two decades, Tallahassee knows FALI is watching!
Legislative Committee keeps a vigilant watch on bills that are
introduced into the legislature every year which could impact and or
be harmful to our Members. For years we have stopped bills which could have restricted our Members from conducting lawful investigations. Both the Senate and the House chambers are familiar with FALI's visits to the Capitol every year.
Since 1994 FALI has been the voice of Florida Private Investigators. Here is a sampling of what we have done.
- Proposal and passed - expand calibers to include .40 S&W and .45ACP for Class G Licensees (Will become law 7/1/2014)
- Proposal and Adopted by DOL - to eliminate physical addresses of Class A PI Agency owners from DOL website.
Owners of Class "A" agencies must provide to the DOL a written request to remove your physical address.
·Proposed and passed the "Increased Penalties for Unlicensed Activities".
·Proposed and passed the window tint restriction for private investigators and agency owned vehicles
·Defeat bills that would have restricted access to Social Security Numbers to Licensed Florida Private Investigators
·Assisted Department of Revenue in crafting a refund procedures for insurance companies requesting sales-tax refunds that made sense for private investigators.
·Worked on extended the Class A Agency licenses from a 2 year to a 3 year license with no addition cost increase.
·Defeated the attempts to move our licensing under DOL (with only 3 professions regulated under 493.)to the DBPR (where we would have been lost an possibly minimized among the 34 + services and industries)
·Defeated bills to reduce fees that would be charged to do abandoned property work in Florida
·Assisted in working out a reciprocal agreements with other states for Licensed Florida Private Investigators to work on a temporary basis.
·Prevented the passage of 137 of the 138 bills restricting and designed to close public records access for Licensed Private Investigators.
·Worked with DOL on budget reductions that proposed the closing of 6 DOL Offices statewide.
·Again assisted and or defeated 130 bills out of 153 that closed access to public records. The 23 bills that passed had no real impact on the Licensed Private Investigator.
·Presented and spoke before the Governor's Study Committee on Public Records emphasizing the need for public records to remain available for Professional Licensed Investigators.
·Assisted in repealing the DOL insurance requirement for private investigators of non-essential coverage.
·Defeated 37 bills limiting access to public records for private investigators again
FALI has worked diligently throughout the years to protect and defend the interest of you, the Membership! We cannot do it without you and those very important people outside of FALI with whom we team with every year. Again it is all about the relationships developed and maintained since 1994 by the FALI Board of Directors and our Membership. We are the largest Private Investigative Association in the State of Florida because year after year we have been and remain effective in protecting the investigative profession.