The FLORIDA VRMA Legislative Action page keeps you up to date on all activity locally and statewide. Find out the latest news here from Tallahassee to your County. Your membership and support of the FLORIDA VRMA plays a significant role in our Legislative efforts.
Year after year the FLORIDA VRMA has defended the vacation home industry from a number of invasive bills and legislation that might have had a negative impact on the industry and your business. We continue to fight on your behalf to make sure that any regulatory changes introduced do not harm the continued growth we have seen in the Florida Vacation Home Industry and our overall hospitality/tourism efforts.
Over the past few years you probably have noticed the increased public policy changes being introduced related to vacation homes. The headlines continue to show why a strong FLORIDA VRMA and a strong voice collectively are so important to our industry efforts.
After months of lobbying, the Florida Vacation Rental Managers Association was able to convince the Florida Legislature to pass a bill exempting them from rules requiring anyone who converts a single family home into a vacation home available for short term renting from fire rules that say the home needs a sprinkler system. It can cost up to $29,000 to install a sprinkler system in a single house.
Ledger Media Group, July 16 2010 Link to article
BY BRADENTON HERALD EDITORIAL November 2, 2014 Link to article