Florida lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on a plan to address vacation-rental properties. Sen. Nick DiCeglie (R-Indian Rocks Beach) sponsored a proposal (SB 714) that would have allowed cities and counties to register vacation rentals and suspend or revoke registrations if property owners failed to follow local ordinances. But the House balked at giving local governments such power and this week stripped from DiCeglie’s bill the proposed authority to suspend or revoke registrations. A House proposal would have allowed local governments to create registries of vacation rentals but kept sanctions against the properties in the hands of state officials. The House plan would have allowed local officials “to know how many vacation rentals are within their jurisdiction,” Rep. Wyman Duggan (R-Jacksonville) said Tuesday. But as lawmakers prepared to end the legislative session on Friday, May 5, DiCeglie urged senators to reject the House’s changes.
WFTV.com (Florida) (05/06/23)