April 20, 8:30am - 6pm
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.
RulesPlease 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.
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!
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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.