Impact Report 10: CPA Bill Heads to Final Vote

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Impact Report 10: CPA Bill Heads to Final Vote


As the 2020 Florida legislative session continues into an extra week to finalize the budget & tax packages, HB867 – the “CPA bill” we’ve been tracking throughout the session – is headed to a final vote. FICPA Director of Governmental Affairs Justin Thames has an update on the latest amendments and how you can help us get this critical legislation passed.

Also in this week’s IMPACT Report:

  • Bill Tracking Updates
  • New Florida CPA/PAC Video


Justin Thames
Director of Governmental Affairs

Call to Action

Please contact your local State Representative, ask them to support their local CPAs and VOTE YES on House Bill 867!

Our CPA lawmakers have worked hard to pass this bill and now we need your help! Take action now!


Step 1: Find YOUR Representative Here

Step 2: Email or call their office in Tallahassee and ask them to support House Bill 867 and the CPA profession.


House Bill 867 does the following:

  • Creates a “retired” status for CPAs 55 years or older.
  • Allows for CPE reciprocity for nonresident Florida CPAs.
  • Clarifies ‘licensure by endorsement” requirements.
  • Clarifies the definition of “performance audit” for discretionary sales surtax referendums.
  • Link to the full bill language here:

As a member of the FICPA, we need your support! Take just a few minutes to ask your state Representative to “VOTE YES” on House Bill 867.

Bill Tracking

SB474 – Deregulation of Professions and Occupations by Sen. Albritton

Status: Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 1193; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 1193


SB126 – Sales and Use tax by Sen. Gruters

Status: Favorable by Finance and Tax; YEAS 8 NAYS 0. Now in Appropriations


SB616 – Background Screening by Rep. Powell

Status: Introduced – SJ 47


HB6021 – Corporate Income taxes by Rep. Eskamani

Status: Introduced – HJ 258


SB740 – Real Estate by Rep. Diaz

Status: Introduced- SJ 56


SB450 – Whistleblower’s Act by Sen. Brandes

Status: Introduced -SJ 34


HB707 – Legislative Review of Occupational Regulations by Rep. Renner

Status: Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Appropriations; Rules. Received


HB1141 – Taxation of Real Property by Rep. Caruso

Status: Introduced -HJ 100


SB1140 – Public Accountancy by Sen. Gruters

Status: Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 0867; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0867


SB1526 – Food Donation Programs by Sen. Albritton

Status: Introduced -SJ 112


SB1238 – Regulatory Reform by Rep. Diaz

Status: Introduced -SJ 90


HB963 – Consumer Data Privacy by Rep. Santiago

Status: Introduced -HJ 83


HB7095 – Adoption of the Internal Revenue Code for Purposes of the Corporate Income Tax by Rep. Avila

Status: Passed; YEAS 39 NAYS 0. Ordered enrolled


HB 7097 – Taxation by Rep. Avila

Status: Read Second Time; Amendments Failed (591488, 357978, 859456, 678516, 103672, 758088, 439482, 947834, 819886, 608968); Amendment Adopted (271678); Placed on Third Reading, 03/13/20


Check out the new video from the Florida CPA/PAC to see our legislative efforts on your behalf, and consider contributing to the Florida CPA Political Action Committee here.

Please note: contributions are strictly voluntary and are not deductible for federal tax purposes. The Florida CPA/PAC is an entity completely separate from the FICPA. The Florida CPA/PAC is supported solely by the voluntary contributions of members of the FICPA and others