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File #: 22-999   
Status: Agenda Ready
In control: PUBLIC HEARING
On agenda: 6/14/2022 Final action: 6/14/2022
Title: MOTION TO ENACT Ordinance, the title of which is as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, PERTAINING TO RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES; AMENDING CHAPTER 20 OF THE BROWARD COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES ("CODE"), AMENDING THE TITLE TO ARTICLE IV AND CREATING DIVISIONS THEREIN; AMENDING SECTIONS 20-104 AND 20-106, RELATING TO NOTIFICATION OF TERMINATION AND RENT INCREASES FOR CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES; CREATING SECTIONS 20-107 THROUGH 20-112 OF THE CODE, ESTABLISHING THE "TENANT'S BILL OF RIGHTS AND NOTICE OF LATE FEES ORDINANCE," PROVIDING FOR COUNTYWIDE APPLICABILITY, REQUIRING RESIDENTIAL LESSORS AND/OR THEIR AGENTS TO PROVIDE TENANTS WITH A "TENANT'S BILL OF RIGHTS" DOCUMENT, REQUIRING WRITTEN NOTICES RELATING TO RENTAL LATE FEES, AND PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (Sponsored by Senator Nan H. Rich)
Indexes: Established Commission Goals
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Copy of Proposed Ordinance, 2. Exhibit 2 - Copy of Proposed Amendment submitted by Senator Rich (Additional Material Item #17 to the May 24, 2022, Board meeting), 3. Exhibit 3 - Copy of Proposed Amendment submitted by Senator Geller (Additional Material Item #17(2) to the May 24, 2022, Board meeting), 4. Exhibit 4 - Copy of Proposed Amendment submitted by County Administration (Additional Material Item #17(3) to the May 24, 2022, Board meeting), 5. Exhibit 5 - Copy of Fiscal Impact Statement, 6. Additional Material - Information, 7. Additional Material - Information
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Broward County Commission Regular Meeting
Director's Name: Andrew J. Meyers
Department: County Attorney

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Requested Action
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MOTION TO ENACT Ordinance, the title of which is as follows:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, PERTAINING TO RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES; AMENDING CHAPTER 20 OF THE BROWARD COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES ("CODE"), AMENDING THE TITLE TO ARTICLE IV AND CREATING DIVISIONS THEREIN; AMENDING SECTIONS 20-104 AND 20-106, RELATING TO NOTIFICATION OF TERMINATION AND RENT INCREASES FOR CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES; CREATING SECTIONS 20-107 THROUGH 20-112 OF THE CODE, ESTABLISHING THE "TENANT'S BILL OF RIGHTS AND NOTICE OF LATE FEES ORDINANCE," PROVIDING FOR COUNTYWIDE APPLICABILITY, REQUIRING RESIDENTIAL LESSORS AND/OR THEIR AGENTS TO PROVIDE TENANTS WITH A "TENANT'S BILL OF RIGHTS" DOCUMENT, REQUIRING WRITTEN NOTICES RELATING TO RENTAL LATE FEES, AND PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
(Sponsored by Senator Nan H. Rich)

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Why Action is Necessary
A Resolution directing the County Administrator to publish notice of public hearing to consider enactment of the Ordinance was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners at its meeting of May 24, 2022.

What Action Accomplishes
Allows for the Board's consideration of the proposed Ordinance.

Is this Action Goal Related
Yes

Previous Action Taken


Summary Explanation/Background
This item supports the Board Value, "Offering sustainable, compatible, innovative housing options for all income-levels, including integrated, permanent supportive housing."

Broward County and communities across the nation continue to experience a significant need for affordable rental housing. The availability of safe and affordable housing is an essential component of individual and community well-being, and protecting residential tenants from discrimination and unfair and illegal rental p...

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