OPPOSE CS/CS/HB 1011: Short-Term Rentals

On Friday, CS/CS/HB 1011 ( Fischer ) will be considered by the full House of Representatives .

Among other things, CS/CS/HB 1011 will preempt the regulation of short-term rentals to the state and undo local ordinances adopted since 2014.
CS/CS/HB 1011 will do the following:

  • Clarify the definition of an advertising platform and narrows it by removing print advertisements from its scope.
  • Allow a “grandfathered” city to amend its short-term rental regulations if the amendment makes the regulation less restrictive.
  • Require the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) to maintain vacation rental property license information in an accessible electronic format.
  • Require advertising platforms to verify a property’s license number prior to publishing its advertisement on its platform, and every quarter thereafter.
  • Require advertising platforms to quarterly provide the DBPR with the physical address of the vacation rental properties that advertise on their platforms.
  • Impose a duty on advertising platforms to collect and remit taxes in relation to the rental of a vacation rental property through its platform.
  • Establish requirements that advertising platforms adopt an anti-discrimination policy and inform their users of the public lodging discrimination prohibition found in current law.
  • Clarify that the bill shall not supersede any current or future community association governing document.

Additionally, CS/CS/HB 1011 was amended to require sexual predators to notify the sheriff’s office of a temporary residence within 24 hours of arrival. Language carving out the Florida Keys from certain elements of the preemption was also added to the bill.
Urge Representatives to OPPOSE CS/CS/HB 1011
The FLC is still OPPOSED to CS/CS/HB 1011. This bill is on the House Special Order Calendar for Friday, March 6.

Click here for a full list of House Representatives. You can also use the League’s Contact Your Legislators advocacy tool to email your legislators.  
Watch Live on The Florida Channel
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Keep FLC informed – Let us know what communications you have with your legislators on this issue. Email Allison Payne
Thank you for your advocacy efforts!