Florida League of Cities

Private Property for Motor Vehicle Parking (Monitor) – Failed 

CS/HB 617 (Lopez, V.) and CS/SB 694 (Gruters) require that owners and operators of private property used for motor vehicle parking must have a physical location in Florida, establish parking fees that are equal to that of the local governments and have posted signage that is clearly visible to those parking. Additionally, the bills remove a preemption in current law that prohibits local governments from regulating private parking lots. The bills were amended significantly to remove the provision requiring the owner or operator of a private parking lot to have a physical presence in the state and remove the limitations on what rates the operator may charge. Additionally, the amendment does not remove the current preemption in law but limits the preemption to local regulations on the rates that may be charged by a private parking lot. (Taggart)