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  • Introduced
    Feb 02, 2023
  • Passed Senate
  • Passed House
  • Signed into Law
SB 494
Florida Senate Bill
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Fees in Lieu of Security Deposits; Authorizing a landlord to offer a tenant the option to pay a fee in lieu of a security deposit; requiring the landlord to notify the tenant of certain unpaid fees and costs within a specified time after the conclusion of the tenancy; requiring a written agreement signed by the landlord, or the landlord’s agent, and the tenant if the tenant decides to pay a fee in lieu of the security deposit; specifying that certain fees, insurance products, and surety bonds are not security deposits; prohibiting a landlord from approving or denying an application for occupancy based on a prospective tenant’s choice to pay a fee in lieu of a security deposit, etc.
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Senate • Mar 22, 2023: Favorable by Community Affairs; YEAS 8 NAYS 1
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Bill up for consideration Senate Community Affairs
Mar 22, 2023 11:00am
James E. "Jim" King, Jr Committee Room, 401 Senate Building
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Whip Lists

  • Mar 22, 2023 | Senate
    • Favorable by Community Affairs; YEAS 8 NAYS 1
  • Mar 17, 2023 | Senate
    • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 03/22/23, 11:00 am, 401 Senate Building
  • Mar 08, 2023 | Senate
    • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    • Now in Community Affairs
    • CS by Judiciary read 1st time
  • Mar 07, 2023 | Senate
    • Introduced
    • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 7 NAYS 3
  • Mar 02, 2023 | Senate
    • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/07/23, 2:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
  • Feb 09, 2023 | Senate
    • Referred to Judiciary; Community Affairs; Rules
  • Feb 02, 2023 | Senate
    • Filed