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CS/CS/SB 1400: Vacation Rentals

GENERAL BILL by Regulated Industries ; Community Affairs ; Steube ; Simmons ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Brandes

Vacation Rentals; (THIS BILL COMBINES S1400 & 1640) Creating the "Florida Vacation Rental Act"; preempting certain regulation and control of vacation rentals to the state; specifying authority of the Division of Hotels and Restaurants over regulation of vacation rentals; requiring vacation rentals to obtain a license; specifying that vacation rentals are to be treated as transient rentals regarding certain landlord and tenant provisions; requiring the division to inspect vacation rentals when necessary to respond to emergencies and epidemiological conditions; grandfathering certain local laws, ordinances, and regulations, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 Senate - Died in Appropriations
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Community Affairs (CA)
  2. Regulated Industries (RI)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/28/2017 Senate • Filed
1/12/2018 Senate • Referred to Community Affairs; Regulated Industries; Appropriations -SJ 165
1/17/2018 Senate • Introduced -SJ 164
1/25/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 01/30/18, 10:00 am, 301 Senate Office Building
1/30/2018 Senate • CS combines this bill with SB 1640 -SJ 257
• CS by Community Affairs; YEAS 4 NAYS 2 -SJ 257
2/1/2018 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Regulated Industries -SJ 257
• CS by Community Affairs read 1st time -SJ 260
2/5/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Regulated Industries, 02/08/18, 12:30 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
2/8/2018 Senate • CS/CS by Regulated Industries; YEAS 9 NAYS 1 -SJ 347
2/9/2018 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2/14/2018 Senate • Now in Appropriations -SJ 347
• CS/CS by Regulated Industries read 1st time -SJ 350
3/10/2018 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Appropriations