Legislative Update: Airbnb Regulations

With such a massive disruptor to the traditional hotel industry, it comes as no surprise that governments at all levels are trying to work out how to most effectively regulate Airbnb and its competitors.

In this week’s legislative update, we review some of those efforts, including those pending and those that have been successful and unsuccessful to date.

The Week Ahead in Washington

In the coming week, Congress will tackle several items including a batch of federal circuit court nominees, a vote on Trump’s border emergency in the Senate, and advancing legislation on immigration and women’s rights in the House.

You can read more in this week’s Washington Preview here.

This Week in the States

  • South Dakota – Legislature to debate industrial hemp, guns in the Capitol
  • Wyoming – What Do Wyoming’s 13 New Blockchain Laws Mean?
  • Georgia – Horse Racing In Georgia? Maybe — Place Your Bets
  • Ohio – Expect less flash, more cash during Gov. Mike DeWine’s first State of the State address
  • Tennessee – Bill aims to legalize March Madness pools
  • Hawaii – Hawaii Fails to Legalize Adult Use Cannabis Again
  • Colorado – Lawmakers taking second crack at bill that would allow publicly traded marijuana companies
  • New Jersey – Phil Murphy delivers NJ budget speech reliant on millionaires tax
  • Maryland – Maryland could become the first state in the nation to ban plastic foam cups and food containers
  • New York – NY Senate passes election campaign contribution reforms
  • Colorado – Bill overhauling Colorado’s oil, gas industry passes state Senate committee, moves to next vote
  • Michigan – Whitmer’s $60B budget, gas tax criticized by GOP
  • Utah – Services won’t be taxed at local level under latest version of tax reform bill
  • Kentucky – For First Time Ever, Kentucky Legislative Panel Advances Medical Marijuana Bill
  • Texas – House bills aim to save taxpayers money by kicking drug middlemen out of Texas Medicaid
  • Oregon – Legislative budget-writers show how they’d spend state money, and it could mean cuts
  • Connecticut – In Connecticut’s legislature, a proposed $15-an-hour minimum wage draws comments from workers, business owners and an economist
  • Arizona – Lawmakers take small step to crack down on rental houses, but lack support for big changes
  • Florida – Senate votes overwhelmingly to allow smoking of medical marijuana
  • Nebraska – Internet sales tax bill advances in Legislature
  • Alabama – Alabama House passes fuel tax increase for roads

Duane Morris Government Strategies can provide your business or organization with the solutions it needs to track these and other developments in state capitals across the country.

To learn more, please contact us at info@dmgs.com or 609-577-3687

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