DeSantis expresses concern about vacation-rental preemption

By Arek Sarkissian

Gov. Ron DeSantis said he has concerns about a legislative effort to preempt local control of vacation rentals, saying he wasn’t sure if the state should be “micromanaging.“

“For us to be micromanaging vacation rentals I’m not sure that’s the right thing to do,” DeSantis told reporters today before touring a construction site at Florida A&M University.

FL SB1128 (20R), from state Sen. Manny Diaz (R-Hialeah) and FL HB1011 (20R) , from state Rep. Jason Fischer (R-Jacksonville), would move licensing and inspections of short-term rentals to the understaffed state Department of Business and Professional Regulation, overriding local ordinances that apply to vacation rentals. 

“Probably, that should be determined locally,” DeSantis said.

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