Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB's 1400 & 1640
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Regulated Industries (Thurston) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 1497 and 1498
    4  insert:
    5         Section 48. Paragraph (a) of subsection (11) of section
    6  760.02, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         760.02 Definitions.—For the purposes of ss. 760.01-760.11
    8  and 509.092, the term:
    9         (11) “Public accommodations” means places of public
   10  accommodation, lodgings, facilities principally engaged in
   11  selling food for consumption on the premises, gasoline stations,
   12  places of exhibition or entertainment, and other covered
   13  establishments. Each of the following establishments which
   14  serves the public is a place of public accommodation within the
   15  meaning of this section:
   16         (a) Any inn, hotel, motel, vacation rental as defined in s.
   17  509.013, or other establishment which provides lodging to
   18  transient guests, other than an establishment located within a
   19  building which contains not more than four rooms for rent or
   20  hire and which is actually occupied by the proprietor of such
   21  establishment as his or her residence.
   22         Section 49. Section 760.08, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   23  read:
   24         760.08 Discrimination in places of public accommodation.—
   25         (1) All persons are entitled to the full and equal
   26  enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges,
   27  advantages, and accommodations of any place of public
   28  accommodation without discrimination or segregation on the
   29  ground of race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy,
   30  handicap, familial status, or religion.
   31         (2)In order to assist with the enforcement of subsection
   32  (1) as it applies to vacation rentals as defined in s. 509.013,
   33  operators of vacation rentals shall maintain a register of
   34  instances where guests were denied accommodations. The register
   35  must include the name of the guest denied accommodations and the
   36  basis for the denial. This register must be maintained in
   37  chronological order and available for inspection by the Division
   38  of Hotels and Restaurants of the Department of Business and
   39  Professional Regulation at any time.
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   42  And the title is amended as follows:
   43         Delete line 105
   44  and insert:
   45         717.1355, and 877.24, F.S.; amending s. 760.02, F.S.;
   46         revising the definition of “public accommodations” to
   47         include vacation rentals; amending s. 760.08, F.S.;
   48         requiring operators of vacation rentals to maintain,
   49         for inspection by the division at any time, a register
   50         of guests denied accommodations and the basis for such
   51         denial; conforming cross-