Florida State Senator Greg Steube Leading the Way for Public Policy and the Sharing Economy

New bill protects private property rights while embracing innovation and traveler demand for short-term rentals

Travel Tech released the following statement in support of Florida SB 188, introduced by State Senator Greg Steube, which protects personal property rights by prohibiting localities from banning short-term rentals:

“We applaud Senator Steube for introducing a bill that recognizes the growing demand for short-term rentals, protects private property rights and embraces technological innovation,” said Matt Kiessling, VP of short-term rental policy at the Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech).  “Floridians have come to rely on the additional income they earn by renting out their homes or parts of their home to the millions of modern travelers who opt for short-term rentals as their accommodation of choice. Innovative technology platforms, such as those that provide people the opportunity to share their homes, have the ability to dramatically improve the lives of local citizens and provide billions of dollars in economic impact to the state. This bill recognizes the role short-term rentals play in the future of travel and sends a clear signal that Florida intends to be a leader in public policy for the sharing economy, not left behind.”