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.