Florida League of Cities

Public Lodging and Food Service Establishments (Support) – Failed 

HB 1399 (Cassel/Woodson) and SB 1422 (Pizzo) would require an applicant for a vacation rental license to provide the Division of Hotels and Restaurants of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) with proof of inspection and compliance with municipal codes when it changes in use from single-family residential to a transient public lodging establishment. The bills would also require that the applicant provide proof that the underlying homeowner’s insurance policy allows the structure to be used as a transient public lodging establishment and a signed affidavit from the chief executive of the local government where the property is located confirming the operation is allowed. (Taggart)