Florida Senate - 2022 SB 1732 By Senator Bracy 11-01443-22 20221732__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to landlord liability; creating s. 3 83.555, F.S.; specifying that a cause of action does 4 not arise against a landlord, or a manager or an agent 5 of a landlord, solely for renting to a tenant with a 6 criminal record; providing exceptions; providing 7 construction; providing an effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Section 83.555, Florida Statutes, is created to 12 read: 13 83.555 Immunity from liability for leasing to persons with 14 certain criminal records.— 15 (1) A cause of action does not arise against a landlord, or 16 the manager or agent of a landlord, solely for leasing a 17 dwelling unit to a tenant convicted of or found guilty of, or 18 who has pled guilty or nolo contendere to, a criminal offense 19 unless: 20 (a)1. The criminal offense was a violation of: 21 a. Section 777.04, relating to criminal attempts, 22 solicitation, and conspiracy; 23 b. Section 782.04, relating to murder; 24 c. Section 787.01, relating to kidnapping; 25 d. Section 787.06, relating to human trafficking; 26 e. Section 794.011, relating to sexual battery; 27 f. Section 796.07(2)(f), relating to soliciting, inducing, 28 enticing, or procuring another person to commit prostitution, 29 lewdness, or assignation. 30 g. Section 810.02, relating to burglary; 31 h. Section 812.13(2)(a) or (b), relating to robbery while 32 carrying a weapon; 33 i. Section 827.03, relating to abuse, aggravated abuse, and 34 neglect of a child; or 35 j. Section 893.13(1)(c), (d), (e), (f), or (h), relating to 36 enhanced penalties for selling, manufacturing, delivering 37 controlled substances; or 38 2. The tenant is required to register as a sexual offender 39 under s. 943.0435; and 40 (b) The landlord, manager, or agent knew or should have 41 reasonably known of the conviction, finding, or plea. 42 (2) This section does not create a cause of action or 43 expand an existing cause of action. 44 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.