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SB 356 — Regulation of Public Lodging Establishments and Public Food Service Establishments

by Senators Thrasher, Altman, Ring, Sobel, and Sachs

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 prohibits local laws, ordinances, or regulations that regulate the duration or frequency of rental of vacation rentals. It repeals the provisions in current law that prohibit local laws, ordinances, or regulations that restrict the use of vacation rentals or that regulate vacation rentals based solely on their classification, use, or occupancy. The bill maintains the current prohibition against local laws, ordinances, or regulations that prohibit vacation rentals.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2014.

Vote: Senate 32-2; House 90-27