Business Damages - HB 569
Overview
HB 569 (McClure) would require compensation for business damages caused by local government ordinances or charter provisions. The bill’s provisions are nearly identical to the business damage procedures set forth in Florida's eminent domain statute. The League opposes this bill.
Current Status
The bill passed the House Civil Justice and Property Rights Subcommittee by a party-line vote of 12-5. HB 569 was amended to add a few more exemptions. So now, the following ordinances would be exempt from claims:

  • Ordinances to comply with state and federal mandates
  • Emergency ordinances adopted under the State Emergency Management Act
  • Temporary emergency ordinances lasting less than 90 days
  • Ordinances enacted to implement: Part II of Chapter 163 relating to growth policy, municipal planning, and land development regulations; Florida Building Code and Florida Fire Code.

League staff continues to receive important feedback from cities and are working diligently to address concerns with the bill. 
Next Steps
No action is requested at this time. HB 569 will next go to the House Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee. We anticipate sending a future legislative alert that will include specific actions for you to take.  
Additional Information

Please contact Rebecca O’Hara with any questions.