CS/CS/HB 869 (McClain) addresses various regulatory functions of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Two sections of the bill may be of interest to local governments. First, section 6 of the bill requires each licensee issued a license or licensed agent managing a license classified as a vacation rental to submit any change in the street or unit address or number of houses or units included under the license within 30 days after the change. Second, section 8 of the bill amends section 553.73, Florida Statutes, relating to the Florida Building Code, to authorize the Florida Building Commission to delay the effective date of the energy provisions of the Florida Building Code for up to three additional months if energy code compliance software is not approved by the Commission at least three months before the effective date of the updated Florida Building Code.
Effective date: July 1, 2023. (Taggart)