Florida Senate - 2017 CS for SB 188
By the Committee on Regulated Industries; and Senators Steube
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to vacation rentals; amending s.
3 509.032, F.S.; authorizing local laws, ordinances, or
4 regulations to regulate activities relating to
5 vacation rentals only if such laws, ordinances, or
6 regulations apply uniformly to all properties;
7 providing applicability; providing an effective date.
9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
11 Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subsection (7) of section
12 509.032, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
13 509.032 Duties.—
14 (7) PREEMPTION AUTHORITY.—
15 (b) A local law, ordinance, or regulation may regulate
16 activities that arise when a property is used as a vacation
17 rental provided such regulation applies uniformly to all
18 residential properties without regard to whether the property is
19 used as a vacation rental as defined in s. 509.242 or a long
20 term rental subject to the provisions of Chapter 83 or whether a
21 property owner chooses not to rent the property. However, a
22 local law, ordinance, or regulation may not prohibit vacation
23 rentals or regulate the duration or frequency of rentals of
24 vacation rentals. This paragraph does not apply to any local
25 law, ordinance or regulation adopted on or before June 1, 2011,
26 except when such law, ordinance or regulation is being amended
27 to be less restrictive
A local law, ordinance, or regulation may
28 not prohibit vacation rentals or regulate the duration or
29 frequency of rental of vacation rentals. This paragraph does not
30 apply to any local law, ordinance, or regulation adopted on or
31 before June 1, 2011.
32 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.