Titled Vacation rentals; short-term rentals; enforcement, SB1379 has been stripped of its most important provisions. Dropped is a section which would have imposed occupancy limits: two adults per bedroom, up to four bedrooms, plus two additional adults for each 1,000 square feet of livable space in excess of 3,000 square feet.
And the measure still denies local control by cities to limit the number of short-term rentals in any particular area. There is nothing restricting what percentage of any area can be bought up by investors and converted into a 'new form' hotel.
A few minor improvements allow communities to impose civil penalties for failure to provide owner contact information, as well as sanctions for failing to maintain liability insurance of at least $500,00
The bill was passed out of committee and goes to the full house. A more stringent bil,l HB2481, that included more restrictive regulations failed to get out of committee.