Florida Senate - 2019 SB 1332 By Senator Cruz 18-01352-19 20191332__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to a notice of tobacco smoking policy 3 on rental premises; creating s. 83.491, F.S.; 4 requiring certain persons to provide written notice of 5 the tobacco smoking policy to a tenant or potential 6 tenant that includes certain information before 7 entering into a rental agreement; requiring such 8 persons to obtain written acknowledgment of receipt of 9 the notice before entering into a rental agreement; 10 providing an effective date. 11 12 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 13 14 Section 1. Section 83.491, Florida Statutes, is created to 15 read: 16 83.491 Notice of tobacco smoking policy on rental 17 premises.—Before entering into a rental agreement, the landlord, 18 or a person authorized to enter into a rental agreement on the 19 landlord’s behalf, must provide written notice of the tobacco 20 smoking policy to the tenant or potential tenant stating whether 21 tobacco smoking is authorized, prohibited, or limited to 22 specified areas on the premises. If tobacco smoking is limited 23 to specified areas, the notice must clearly specify the areas in 24 which smoking is authorized. The landlord, or a person 25 authorized to enter into a rental agreement on the landlord’s 26 behalf, must obtain written acknowledgment of receipt of the 27 notice from the tenant or potential tenant before entering into 28 the rental agreement. 29 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.