Vacation Rentals (Oppose – Preemption)

Vacation Rentals (Oppose – Preemption)

HB 773 (La Rosa) prohibits cities from establishing ordinances specific to short-term vacation rentals. Instead, the law would require that all residential properties be treated the same, regardless of whether the property is being used as a rental or not. The bill would allow cities with vacation rental ordinances in place prior to June 1, 2011, to amend their ordinance, as long as the amendment makes the regulation of vacation rentals less restrictive. HB 773 was amended to include language requiring vacation rental owners to notify property owners within 1,000 feet of the vacation rental 24 hours prior to the arrival of a sex offender or predator who will be staying in the property. Another amendment adopted by the committee requires public lodging establishments to inquire at the time of check in, if a guest is on any sexual predator list. (Cook)