CS/HB 1011 Passed the House Commerce Committee
OPPOSE CS/HB 1011: Short-Term Rentals
Among other things, CS/HB 1011 will preempt the regulation of short-term rentals to the state and undo local ordinances adopted since 2014.
was adopted to the bill to make it more consistent with the Senate companion bill, CS/SB 1128. The amendment does the following:
- Clarifies the definition of an advertising platform and narrows it by removing print advertisements from its scope.
- Allows a “grandfathered” city to amend its short-term rental regulations if the amendment makes the regulation less restrictive.
- Requires the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) to maintain vacation rental property license information in an accessible electronic format.
- Requires advertising platforms to verify a property’s license number prior to publishing its advertisement on its platform, and every quarter thereafter.
- Requires advertising platforms to quarterly provide the DBPR with the physical address of the vacation rental properties that advertise on their platforms.
- Imposes a duty on advertising platforms to collect and remit taxes in relation to the rental of a vacation rental property through its platform.
- Establishes requirements that advertising platforms adopt an anti-discrimination policy and inform their users of the public lodging discrimination prohibition found in current law.
- Clarifies that the bill shall not supersede any current or future community association governing document.
Additionally, 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.
The FLC is still OPPOSED to the amended bills.