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Florida Senate Bills Address Radon Notifications in Vacation Rentals

by Margaret Henderson

Florida Senate, Senate Bill 812, includes radon in an act relating to vacation rentals. The bill was introduced March 5, 2019. The modification to the act would require notifications on real estate documents that address radon, stating:

“RADON GAS: Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that, when it has accumulated in a building in sufficient quantities, may present health risks to persons who are exposed to it over time. Levels of radon that exceed federal and state guidelines have been found in buildings in Florida. Additional information regarding radon and radon testing may be obtained from your county health department.”

If passed, the bill would take effect October 1, 2019. See the bill at https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/812/BillText/Filed/HTML

In related legislation, Senate Bill 824, a bill to be an act relating to private property rights of homeowners, has been amended with Committee Amendment, April 8, 2019, to require language on radon notification. https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/824/Amendment/672276/PDF

For technical information about radon in Florida, contact:

Florida Department of Health
Radon and Indoor Air Program
Telephone: 850-245-4288
In Florida: 800-543-8279