Bill Text: FL S0576 | 2021 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Residential Tenancies

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-21 - Referred to Judiciary; Community Affairs; Rules [S0576 Detail]

Download: Florida-2021-S0576-Introduced.html
       Florida Senate - 2021                                     SB 576
       
       
        
       By Senator Jones
       
       
       
       
       
       35-00766-21                                            2021576__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to residential tenancies; amending s.
    3         83.67, F.S.; prohibiting a landlord from refusing to
    4         enter into a rental agreement with a prospective
    5         tenant under certain circumstances related to COVID
    6         19; providing an effective date.
    7          
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    9  
   10         Section 1. Present subsections (6), (7), and (8) of section
   11  83.67, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (7),
   12  (8), and (9), respectively, and a new subsection (6) is added to
   13  that section, to read:
   14         83.67 Prohibited practices.—
   15         (6) A landlord may not refuse to enter into a rental
   16  agreement with a prospective tenant if such refusal is solely
   17  based upon the tenant being previously evicted during a period
   18  when a public health emergency related to COVID-19 existed, as
   19  determined by the United States Secretary of Health and Human
   20  Services.
   21         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.

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