OPPOSE SB 522 - Short-Term Rentals Preemption

SB 522 will be considered by the
Senate Regulated Industries Committee
on Tuesday, February 16 at 12:30 p.m. ET.
SB 522 (Diaz) 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 2014.
  • 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 Senate Regulated Industries Committee (click link for contact info) and urge them to OPPOSE SB 522.

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 Senate Regulated Industries Committee on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. ET.
Update on HB 219
Yesterday afternoon, HB 219 passed the House Regulatory Reform Subcommittee by a vote of 10-7. While it passed this committee, several representatives expressed concerns with the bill as written.
View our media statement with proposed solutions.
Please thank the Representatives who voted "No" on HB 219.
Committee Vote
Bob Rommel, Chair R-106
Anthony Rodriguez, V. Chr R-118
Mike Giallombardo R- 77
Tommy Gregory R-73
Joe Harding R-22
Randy Maggard R-38
Amber Mariano R-36
Toby Overdorf R-83
Scott Plakon R-29
Jackie Toledo R-60
Anna Eskamani, Ranking Member D-47
Dan Daley D-97
Joy Goff-Marcil D-30
Michael Grieco D-113
Angie Nixon D-14
Anika Tene Omphroy D-95
Will Robinson R-71
THANK YOU to all who contacted members of the House Regulatory Reform Subcommittee in opposition to HB 219. The bill will now go to the House Ways & Means Committee (click link for contact info).

Start your advocacy efforts now and urge members of this committee to Vote No on CS/HB 219.

Every "No" vote will be crucial for this committee.
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!