vacation rentals

Rep. Mike LaRosa (St. Cloud)
Florida House of Representatives

A proposal to halt local regulation of vacation rentals passed in committee Tuesday after a heated debate over private property and community rights.

Houses along beach in Seadside
Erich Martin

A bill moving through the Florida House would preempt local governments from passing ordinances pertaining specifically to vacation rentals. Rep. Mike La Rosa (R-St. Cloud) says local governments are passing rules so stringent some people may be forced to stop renting their homes.