OPPOSE HB 219 - Short-Term Rentals Preemption
HB 219 will be considered by the House Ways and Means Committee on Monday, March 22 at 12:30 p.m. ET.
HB 219 (Fischer) would do the following:

  • Preempt to the state the regulation of short-term rentals.
  • Undo any local registration, inspection or licensing requirements specific to short-term rentals adopted since 2011.
  • Any ordinances (registration, noise, parking, trash, etc.), must apply to ALL residential properties, regardless of how the property is being used.
We Need Your Help!

Immediate Action Requested
Please contact members of the House Ways and Means Committee and urge them to OPPOSE HB 219.

Contact Tara Taggart with any questions.
Talking Points/Message to Legislators
  • Wiping out ordinances that were developed and adopted after numerous rounds of public input and feedback from ALL stakeholders (realtors, property managers, investors, and residents) is NOT the solution.
  • The community has adjusted to the locally developed rules. Stakeholders agree that the local solutions have deterred bad actors while allowing responsible short-term rentals to flourish. 
  • Undoing all the work cities have accomplished since 2014 turns back the clock and repeats the same mistake that the legislature made in 2011. 
  • Supporters of the bill will claim this bill is about property rights. They are right. The neighbors next-door to the problem properties have property rights too. 
  • Florida’s cities are remarkably diverse and the solutions to their local issues are not one-size-fits all. We support raising safety standards statewide, but locals should retain authority to address local issues if raising the statewide standard doesn’t solve local problems. The exponential growth of short-term rentals in Florida have shown investors have all the certainty they need.
Watch Live
To watch this committee hearing, please go to The Florida Channel and click on Live Streams and look for the House Ways and Means Committee on Monday at 12:30 p.m. ET.
Keep Us Informed

Please email Allison Payne and let us know what communications you have with legislators on this issue. 

Thank you for your advocacy efforts!