Julie Brown will now oversee Florida’s Division of Business and Experienced Regulation (DBPR) immediately after Halsey Beshears declared he was resigning for well being reasons.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Longtime state utility regulator Julie Brown was named Thursday by Gov. Ron DeSantis to turn into secretary of the Florida Division of Business and Experienced Regulation (DBPR), continuing a series of modifications in the upper concentrations of the DeSantis administration.

Brown, a lawyer who has served on the Florida General public Company Commission because 2011, will replace Halsey Beshears, who declared previous month he was resigning as Division of Business and Experienced Regulation secretary due to the fact of well being reasons.

In a well prepared statement, DeSantis mentioned he was assured Brown will “do a great occupation in our continued struggle to cut pink tape and simplicity regulation on our businesses and really hard-working Floridians.”

Beshears served spearhead initiatives of the DeSantis administration to decrease rules, a route Brown signaled Thursday that she will carry on.

“I’m honored to be appointed by Governor DeSantis to this essential situation, which impacts thousands and thousands of Floridians,” she mentioned in a statement launched by DeSantis’ office. “As secretary, I will work to create on the governor’s basis to implement significant occupational licensing reform, as perfectly with business leaders and business owners all through Florida’s economic restoration.”

The Division of Business and Experienced Regulation handles licensing and regulation for a wide assortment of professions, including serious estate brokers, barbers and cosmetologists. The agency also oversees industries such as gambling, alcohol and tobacco.

Beshears, a Republican from Monticello, was elected to the Florida Household in 2012 and was among DeSantis’ first agency-head alternatives immediately after the governor was elected in 2018.

Brown’s appointment to guide the agency is effective Monday. She was appointed to the General public Company Commission by former Gov. Charlie Crist, then reappointed two times by former Gov. Rick Scott and chaired the regulatory panel from 2016 to 2018.

DeSantis’ pick of Brown to run the state agency also will give the governor an possibility to make an appointment to the five-member fee.

DeSantis previous year appointed former state Rep. Mike La Rosa, R-St. Cloud, to the fee. La Rosa, who changed former Commissioner Donald Polmann, began the occupation previous month.

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