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CS/CS/HB 277— Public Lodging Establishments

by Veteran and Military Affairs Subcommittee; Business and Professions Subcommittee; and Rep. Hager and others (CS/CS/SB 394 by Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security Committee; Regulated Industries Committee; and Senators Brandes and Altman)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Regulated Industries Committee (RI)

The bill requires that public lodging establishments, which includes hotels, motels, and bed and breakfast inns, waive any policy that restricts accommodations to individuals based on age for active duty members of the United States Armed Forces, the National Guard, the Reserve Forces, and the Coast Guard upon the presentation of a military identification card. The bill also prohibits individuals from duplicating military identification cards.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2015.

Vote: Senate 36-0; House 113-1