Florida Senate - 2023 SB 92 By Senator Garcia 36-00375-23 202392__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to vacation rentals; amending s. 3 509.032, F.S.; providing that local laws, ordinances, 4 or regulations requiring vacation rental owners or 5 operators to provide the local government with certain 6 contact information are not prohibited or preempted to 7 the state; providing an effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Subsection (7) of section 509.032, Florida 12 Statutes, is amended to read: 13 509.032 Duties.— 14 (7) PREEMPTION AUTHORITY.— 15 (a) The regulation of public lodging establishments and 16 public food service establishments, including, but not limited 17 to, sanitation standards, inspections, training and testing of 18 personnel, and matters related to the nutritional content and 19 marketing of foods offered in such establishments, is preempted 20 to the state. This paragraph does not preempt the authority of a 21 local government or local enforcement district to conduct 22 inspections of public lodging and public food service 23 establishments for compliance with the Florida Building Code and 24 the Florida Fire Prevention Code, pursuant to ss. 553.80 and 25 633.206. 26 (b) A local law, ordinance, or regulation may not prohibit 27 vacation rentals or regulate the duration or frequency of rental 28 of vacation rentals. This paragraph does not apply to any local 29 law, ordinance, or regulation adopted on or before June 1, 2011. 30 (c) Paragraph (b) does not apply to any local law, 31 ordinance, or regulation exclusively relating to property 32 valuation as a criterion for vacation rental if the local law, 33 ordinance, or regulation is required to be approved by the state 34 land planning agency pursuant to an area of critical state 35 concern designation. 36 (d) This subsection does not prohibit a local law, 37 ordinance, or regulation from requiring a vacation rental owner 38 or operator to designate and maintain at all times with the 39 local government the name and contact information of a 40 responsible party who is capable of responding to complaints and 41 other immediate problems related to the vacation rental, 42 including being available by telephone at a publicly listed 43 telephone number. 44 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2023.