Florida Senate - 2014 SB 356 By Senator Thrasher 6-00568-14 2014356__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the regulation of public lodging 3 establishments and public food service establishments; 4 amending s. 509.032, F.S.; deleting the restriction 5 preventing local laws, ordinances, or regulations from 6 regulating the use of vacation rentals based solely on 7 their classification, use, or occupancy; providing an 8 effective date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Subsection (7) of section 509.032, Florida 13 Statutes, is amended to read: 14 509.032 Duties.— 15 (7) PREEMPTION AUTHORITY.— 16
(a)The regulation of public lodging establishments and 17 public food service establishments, including, but not limited 18 to, sanitation standards, inspections, training and testing of 19 personnel, and matters related to the nutritional content and 20 marketing of foods offered in such establishments, is preempted 21 to the state. This subsection paragraphdoes not preempt the 22 authority of a local government or local enforcement district to 23 conduct inspections of public lodging and public food service 24 establishments for compliance with the Florida Building Code and 25 the Florida Fire Prevention Code, pursuant to ss. 553.80 and 26 633.206. 27 (b) A local law, ordinance, or regulation may not restrict28 the use of vacation rentals, prohibit vacation rentals, or29 regulate vacation rentals based solely on their classification,30 use, or occupancy. This paragraph does not apply to any local31 law, ordinance, or regulation adopted on or before June 1, 2011.32 (c) Paragraph (b) does not apply to any local law,33 ordinance, or regulation exclusively relating to property34 valuation as a criterion for vacation rental if the local law,35 ordinance, or regulation is required to be approved by the state36 land planning agency pursuant to an area of critical state37 concern designation.38 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.