Regulating Short-Term Rentals - State Preemption on the Move

A new version of House Bill 523 was introduced and passed out of the House Regulated Industries Committee on Wednesday, significantly restricting a local government's ability to regulate short-term rentals (STRs) within its community. The legislation defines STRs, preempts local governments from prohibiting or registering STRs, and preempts locals from treating these properties any differently than other residential properties. This will effectively prohibit counties from imposing occupancy limits, requiring registration of such properties, regulating rental frequency, or requiring licenses/permits for inspections of such properties. 
 
If you have concerns with this legislation, please contact your House Rules Committee member(s) .