SB 1128 Passed the Senate Innovation, Industry & Technology Committee
OPPOSE SB 1128: Short Term Rentals

Today, SB 1128 ( Diaz ) passed the Senate Innovation, Industry and Technology Committee by a vote of 8-2. While it passed this committee, several senators expressed concerns with the bill as-written, and said they would not support the bill in future committees unless significant changes are made.
View our media statement with proposed solutions.
 
Among other things, SB 1128 will preempt the regulation of short-term rentals to the state and undo local ordinances adopted since 2014. 
Committee Vote
Yeas

Wilton Simpson (R-10), Chair
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Lizbeth Benacquisto (R-27), Vice Chair
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Randolph Bracy (D-11)
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Rob Bradley (R-5)
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Oscar Braynon (D-35)
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Audrey Gibson (D-6)
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Travis Hutson (R-7)
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Kathleen Passidomo (R-28)
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Nays

Jeff Brandes (R-24)
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Gary Farmer (D-34)
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Click here to view the complete committee vote.
Please thank Senators Gary Farmer and Jeff Brandes for voting NO on SB 1128.
Special thanks to Indian Harbour Beach City Manager Mark Ryan and Jacksonville Beach Mayor Charles Latham for traveling to Tallahassee to testify on the bill.
Watch the Committee Hearing on the Florida Channel
Click here to watch the committee hearing. SB 1128 is the first bill considered by the committee.
Thank You for Your Advocacy Efforts!
SB 1128 will next go to the Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee. We will keep you posted as this issue progresses.