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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 509
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F.S. 509.211
509.211 Safety regulations.
(1) Each bedroom or apartment in each public lodging establishment shall be equipped with an approved locking device on each door opening to the outside, to an adjoining room or apartment, or to a hallway.
(2)(a) It is unlawful for any person to use within any public lodging establishment or public food service establishment any fuel-burning wick-type equipment for space heating unless such equipment is vented so as to prevent the accumulation of toxic or injurious gases or liquids.
(b) Any person who violates the provisions of paragraph (a) commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(3) Each public lodging establishment that is three or more stories in height must have safe and secure railings on all balconies, platforms, and stairways, and all such railings must be properly maintained and repaired. The division may impose administrative sanctions for violations of this subsection pursuant to s. 509.261.
(4) Every enclosed space or room that contains a boiler regulated under chapter 554 which is fired by the direct application of energy from the combustion of fuels and that is located in any portion of a public lodging establishment that also contains sleeping rooms shall be equipped with one or more carbon monoxide detector devices that are listed as complying with the American National Standards Institute/Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., “Standard for Gas and Vapor Detectors and Sensors,” ANSI/UL 2075, by a nationally recognized testing laboratory accredited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, unless it is determined that carbon monoxide hazards have otherwise been adequately mitigated as determined by the local fire official or his or her designee. Such devices shall be integrated with the public lodging establishment’s fire detection system. Any such installation shall be made in accordance with rules adopted by the Division of State Fire Marshal. In lieu of connecting the carbon monoxide detector device to the fire detection system as described in this subsection, the device may be connected to a control unit that is listed as complying with the Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., “Standard for General-Purpose Signaling Devices and Systems,” UL 2017, or a combination system that is listed as complying with the National Fire Protection Association “Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detection and Warning Equipment,” NFPA 720. The control unit or combination system must be connected to the boiler safety circuit in such a manner that the boiler is prevented from operating when carbon monoxide is detected until it is reset manually.
(5) Each public lodging establishment licensed as a nontransient apartment or transient apartment shall do all of the following:
(a) Require that each employee of the licensee undergo a background screening as a condition of employment pursuant to s. 83.515.
(b) Maintain a log accounting for the issuance and return of all keys for each dwelling unit.
(c) Establish policies and procedures for the issuance and return of dwelling unit keys and regulating the storage of, and access to, unissued keys.

Upon request during the division’s annual inspection of the premises, a licensee must provide the division with proof of compliance with this subsection for the inspection.

History.s. 5, ch. 1999, 1874; RS 874; GS 1232; ss. 17-23, ch. 6952, 1915; RGS 2137-2143, 2356; s. 7, ch. 9264, 1923; CGL 3366-3372, 3760; ss. 19-25, 41, ch. 16042, 1933; CGL 1936 Supp. 3366-3372; ss. 3-5, ch. 23930, 1947; s. 10, ch. 26484, 1951; s. 3, ch. 28129, 1953; s. 4, ch. 29821, 1955; s. 7, ch. 57-389; s. 1, ch. 63-67; s. 1, ch. 63-312; s. 1, ch. 63-426; s. 7, ch. 65-421; s. 1, ch. 65-150; ss. 1, 2, ch. 67-232; ss. 16, 35, ch. 69-106; ss. 1, 2, ch. 70-281; s. 478, ch. 71-136; ss. 2, 4, 13, ch. 71-157; s. 191, ch. 71-377; s. 17, ch. 73-325; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 6, ch. 76-252; s. 1, ch. 77-457; s. 9, ch. 78-95; ss. 16, 39, 42, ch. 79-240; ss. 3, 4, ch. 81-161; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; s. 12, ch. 83-145; s. 6, ch. 86-174; s. 2, ch. 90-242; ss. 20, 51, 52, ch. 90-339; s. 6, ch. 91-40; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 1, ch. 2007-181; s. 5, ch. 2008-55; s. 39, ch. 2010-106; s. 9, ch. 2016-132; s. 4, ch. 2022-222.
Note.Former ss. 510.05, 511.18-511.24.