Florida Senate - 2019 SB 814 By Senator Simmons 9-01034-19 2019814__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to fees; amending s. 509.243, F.S.; 3 requiring the Division of Hotels and Restaurants of 4 the Department of Business and Professional Regulation 5 to adopt by rule a schedule of fees for hosting 6 platforms that wish to advertise or list transient 7 public lodging establishments; requiring the division 8 to deposit such fees into the Hotel and Restaurant 9 Trust Fund; specifying the maximum aggregate annual 10 registration fee per hosting platform; providing a 11 contingent effective date. 12 13 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 14 15 Section 1. Subsection (8) is added to section 509.243, 16 Florida Statutes, as created by SB ____, 2019 Regular Session, 17 or similar legislation, to read: 18 509.243 Hosting platforms for transient public lodging 19 establishments.— 20 (8) The division shall adopt by rule a schedule of fees 21 that each hosting platform must pay as a prerequisite to the 22 issuance or renewal of a registration. The division shall 23 deposit the fees into the Hotel and Restaurant Trust Fund. The 24 fees must be based upon the number of transient public lodging 25 establishments served by the hosting platform. The aggregate 26 annual registration fee per hosting platform may not exceed 27 $1,000. 28 Section 2. This act shall take effect on the same date that 29 SB ____ or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation 30 is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension 31 thereof and becomes a law.