Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB's 1400 & 1640
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/08/2018           .                                

       The Committee on Regulated Industries (Hutson) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 121 - 144
    4  and insert:
    5  subject matter; intent; duties.—
    6         (1) The Legislature finds that:
    7         (a)Property owners who choose to use their property as a
    8  vacation rental have constitutionally protected property rights
    9  and other rights that must be protected, including the right to
   10  use their residential property as a vacation rental;
   11         (b)Vacation rentals play a significant, unique, and
   12  critical role in Florida’s tourism industry, and that role is
   13  different from that of public lodging establishments;
   14         (c)There are factors unique to the ownership and operation
   15  of a vacation rental; and
   16         (d)Vacation rentals are residential in nature and, thus,
   17  belong in residential neighborhoods.
   18         (2)This part is created for the purpose of regulating the
   19  factors unique to vacation rentals. The applicable provisions of
   20  part I of this chapter are hereby deemed incorporated into this
   21  part.
   22         (3) All regulation of vacation rentals is preempted to the
   23  state unless otherwise provided for in this chapter.
   24         (4)The division has the authority to carry out this
   25  chapter.
   26         (5)The division shall adopt rules pursuant to ss.
   27  120.536(1) and 120.54 to implement this part.
   28         (6)The Legislature does not intend for the application of
   29  this part to supersede any current or future declaration or
   30  declaration of condominium enacted pursuant to chapter 718,
   31  cooperative documents enacted pursuant to chapter 719, or
   32  declaration of covenants or declaration enacted pursuant to
   33  chapter 720.
   34         (7) If any provision of this part is held invalid, it is
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   37  And the title is amended as follows:
   38         Between lines 10 and 11
   39  insert:
   40         providing legislative intent;