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April 20, 8:30am - 6pm

Outcome: TBD

The Rules Committee Meeting is the last of 3 chances to kill or amend SB 522 before it goes to the Senate floor for a vote. We need a majority of Senators to vote “No” to unregulated Vacation Rentals – and we need your help!

The meeting video and recap will be posted here after broadcast.

Rules

Please contact all of the following representatives and ask them to oppose SB 522. You can find contact information when you roll over each image. Courteous and personalized communication is usually most effective. If you are short on time, you can email all of the members with one email by using the buttons at bottom of this page.

Kelly Stargel (R)

Appropriations Committee, Chair | District 22 | Parts of Lake and Polk Counties

Committee #2 Vote: YES

Aaron Bean (R)

Appropriations Committee, Vice Chair | District 4 | Nassau County and part of Duval County

Travis Hutson (R)

Regulated Industries Committee, Chair | District 7 | St. Johns, Flagler, and part of Volusia County

Committee #1 Vote: YES
Committee #2 Vote: YES

Lauren Book (D)

Regulated Industries Committee, Vice Chair | District 32 | Part of Broward County

Committee #1 Vote: NO
Committee #2 Vote: NO

Ben Albritton (R)

District 26 | DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee Counties and parts of Charlotte, Lee, Polk Counties

Committee #1 Vote: YES
Committee #2 Vote: YES

Joe Gruters (R)

District 23 | Sarasota County and part of Charlotte County

Committee #1 Vote: YES

Kathleen Passidomo (R)

Rules Committee, Chair | District 28 | Collier, Hendry Counties and part of Lee County

Committee #1 Vote: YES
Committee #2 Vote: YES

Randolph Bracy (D)

District 11 | Part of Orange County

Committee #2 Vote: YES

Jeff Brandes (R)

District 24 | Part of Pinellas County

Committee #2 Vote: YES

Manny Diaz, Jr. (R)

District 36 | Part of Miami-Dade County

Committee #2 Vote: YES

Gary M. Farmer, Jr. (D)

District 34 | Part of Broward County

Committee #2 Vote: NO

Audrey Gibson (D)

District 6 | Part of Duval County

Debbie Mayfield (R)

Senate Majority Leader | District 17 | Indian River County and part of Brevard County

Committee #2 Vote: YES

Bobby Powell (D)

District 30 | Part of Palm Beach County

Committee #2 Vote: YES

Ileana Garcia (R)

Rules Committee, Vice Chair | District 37 | Part of Miami-Dade County

Dennis Baxley(R

District 12 | Sumter County and parts of Lake, Marion Counties

Perry E. Thurston, Jr. (D)

District 33 | Part of Broward county

Use the

if you want to email the entire Committee in one email.

Generally individual and personal emails receive a better response. But if you’re short on time, use the button! You can edit the sample email as you see fit. Be sure to add your name and home address at the bottom, to ensure your email is counted! We appreciate your time and effort!

All Other Users

We are unpaid volunteers, so if for any reason these buttons aren’t working, you can click on each Senator above to find their contact information. Thank you!

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Sample Emails

Here are some email examples – please use them as a guide and edit as you see fit! Personalized communication is the most effective. Concise emails about how Daily Vacation Rentals will impact your property, your family, and your neighborhood or community may have the greatest impact. Thank you for your time – together we can make an impact!

SAMPLE EMAIL 1

Please vote against any further consideration of Senate Bill 522. If passed, this would allow out-of-state investors to convert Florida’s residential neighborhoods to commercial tourist areas. As a residential property owner, this bill threatens my property rights by endangering the peaceful enjoyment of my property.

The proponents of this bill say that local governments are overregulating and unfairly targeting vacation rentals. I just don’t think this is true for my community. The Florida DBPR has been highly ineffective at regulating and enforcing Vacation Rental licensing. Putting DBPR in charge of Vacation Rentals, instead of my local government, is not an effective way to protect my community.

I am not against vacation rentals in my city, but please let my local government determine reasonable regulations to protect the quiet residential neighborhoods where Florida’s taxpaying constituents live. Vacation rentals are not residences. They are businesses. Please return home rule to local government.

SAMPLE EMAIL 2

Please oppose SB 522.

As a parent, I am concerned about the safety of my children if this bill passes. We bought our home in a quiet residential neighborhood so our kids could enjoy playing outside and walking to school with their friends. If short-term Vacation Rentals move into my neighborhood, it means strangers will be staying in the houses around us, maybe even the house next door.

We know and trust our neighbors. If investors start buying up my neighbor’s homes as Vacation Rentals, our way of life will change completely. I won’t be able to let my kids play outside or walk to school without constant adult supervision. What about my property rights? This bill will change the very fabric of our neighborhood and the entire reason we moved here. Worse yet, where will we move, if this bill affects neighborhoods statewide?

Tourism is important to Florida’s economy. But so are taxpaying residents. There are already plenty of options for tourists to stay in my area. Tourists and Vacation Rental corporations shouldn’t be allowed to take over the residential areas of the people who work, vote, and pay taxes to support our state’s tourism industry.

Please vote no on SB 522. My property rights, my children’s future, and our state’s future depends on it. Thank you.

A coalition of volunteers working to save Florida’s neighborhoods and communities from unregulated Vacation Rentals. 

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