TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Florida lawmakers are ready to wade back into the debate about regulating vacation rental properties.
The Senate Regulated Industries Committee on Tuesday is scheduled to take up a bill (SB 512), filed by Sen. Danny Burgess, R-Zephyrhills, that is the latest version in a long-running battle about issues such as how much authority cities and counties should have to regulate vacation rentals.READ MORE: Deadly Crash Shuts Down Deerfield Beach Streets; BSO Cruiser Towed From Scene
Rep. Jason Fischer, R-Jacksonville, has filed an identical bill in the House.
The bills say, in part, that the regulation of online vacation-rental platforms “is preempted to the state,” which would take away local authority to regulate platforms such as Airbnb.READ MORE: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Who Grew Up In Miami, Could Be Next US Supreme Court Justice
The bills would allow local governments to require the registration of vacation rental properties.
Cities and counties have fought past vacation-rental bills, arguing that local governments should have regulatory authority.MORE NEWS: Miami Twin Brothers Will Set Sail For Harvard In The Fall
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