Florida lawmakers have largely won a battle with local governments over regulation and oversight of vacation rental properties and platforms offering them like Airbnb.
But a proposal by Miami Republican Sen. Ileana Garcia would at least ensure those responsible for the properties’ upkeep are locally answerable.
The state has barred cities and counties from prohibiting or regulating the duration of vacation rental stays, among other things. Garcia’s bill, SB 92, would clarify local laws can be passed requiring vacation rental operators to provide contact lists of people who handle complaints about the properties “and other immediate problems” to local governments.
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics