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State Preemption puts Neighborhoods at Risk

Published on 2/1/2020
HB 1011 and SB 1028, its senate companion bill, would completely eliminate local regulation of short term rentals, including neighborhood specific limitations on their duration. Instead it would treat them like hotel rentals with a “one size fits all” set of state regulations justified, judging by the legislative findings, by an expansive view of property rights — but also calculated to maximize tourism and the bed tax. Leading up to a scheduled January 21st hearing, COTI wrote members of the House Subcommittee on Workforce Development and Tourism to let them know why it opposes HB 1011 starting with the flawed legislative findings that are its underpinning.