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Bill to deregulate vacation rentals advances in House Committee

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A bill to repeal all local ordinances and regulations on vacation rental homes, rolling them back to 2011 levels, advanced Tuesday in the House Careers and Competition Subcommittee. The proposal, by St. Cloud Republican Mike LaRosa (HB 425), would require local governments in Florida to treat vacation rental homes like any other home in any given neighborhood. In discussing the legislation, LaRosa fumed against what he called “an obscene” amount of local ordinances around the state against vacation homes. “We’ve seen ordinances…

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