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Bed Bugs & Taxes Move in Nine States

Posted by: Mary Ann Passi, CAE on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 12:00:00 am

Bed Bugs/Pest Infestation

MD S.B. 792     Requiring an innkeeper of a lodging establishment to consult and contract with a specified licensed pest management professional to engage in specified bedbug remediation measures for rooms in the lodging establishment under specified circumstances; and establishing a $50 daily penalty for a violation of the Act, not exceeding an aggregate penalty of $1,000 for violations arising from the same circumstances.

MI H.B. 5199     Housing; landlord and tenants; allocation of responsibilities; provide for with respect to prevention and management of bedbug infestation. Amends title & sec. 1 of 1972 PA 348 (MCL 554.601 ) & adds secs. 1d, 1e & 1f. TIE BAR WITH: HB 5200'13 , HB 5201'13

MI H.B. 5201     Health; other; model policy regarding bedbug infestations; require department to create for use by local units of government and local health departments. Amends 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.1101 - 333.25211 ) by adding sec. 2222. TIE BAR WITH: HB 5199'13 , HB 5200'13

Taxes 

HI H.B. 1671      Removes the current cap on transient accommodations tax revenues to be distributed to the counties and establishes the distribution of these revenues as a percentage of TAT collected.

IL H.B. 3890      Amends the Hotel Operators' Occupation Tax Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

IL H.B. 3891      Amends the Hotel Operators' Occupation Tax Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

IL H.B. 3892      Amends the Hotel Operators' Occupation Tax Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

KY H.B. 401      Amend KRS 91A.390 to allow a consolidated local government to impose a transient room tax for the purpose of financing the renovation or expansion of a government-owned convention center located in the central business district; EFFECTIVE August 1, 2014.

KY H.B. 544      Amend KRS 153.450 to allow an urban-county government to impose an additional 2.5 percent transient room tax for the purpose of supporting mixed-use economic development projects and other activities promoting tourism.

LA H.B. 255      TAX/HOTEL OCCUPANCY:  Authorizes the governing authority of the city of Carencro to levy a hotel occupancy tax

LA H.B. 581      TAX/HOTEL OCCUPANCY: Authorizes the governing authority of the city of Zachary to levy a hotel occupancy tax

MD H.B. 323     Altering the definition of a "transient charge" as it relates to a hotel charge for sleeping accommodations that is subject to the hotel rental tax in Frederick County.      

MI S.B. 758       Taxation; hotel-motel tax; collection of delinquent excise taxes; provide for. Amends sec. 4 of 1974 PA 263 (MCL 141.864 ).

MS H.B. 417     AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 956, LOCAL AND PRIVATE LAWS OF 2008, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 919, LOCAL AND PRIVATE LAWS OF 2011, TO EXTEND THE DATE OF THE REPEALER FROM JULY 1, 2014, TO JULY 1, 2018, ON THE ACT AUTHORIZING THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF RIPLEY, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY A TAX UPON THE GROSS SALES OF HOTELS AND MOTELS DERIVED FROM ROOM RENTALS AND UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALES OF CERTAIN RESTAURANTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF GENERATING REVENUE TO ENHANCE TOURISM, FOR INDUSTRIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND FOR THE PROVISION OF PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

MS H.B. 1444    AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 945, LOCAL AND PRIVATE LAWS OF 2008, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 917, LOCAL AND PRIVATE LAWS OF 2011, TO EXTEND UNTIL JULY 1, 2017, THE REPEAL DATE ON THE PROVISION OF LAW THAT AUTHORIZES THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE TOWN OF SARDIS, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY A TAX UPON THE GROSS SALES OF HOTELS AND MOTELS DERIVED FROM ROOM RENTALS AND UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALES OF RESTAURANTS AND TO UTILIZE THE REVENUE FROM THE TAX TO ENHANCE TOURISM, INDUSTRIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND FOR THE PROVISION OF PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

MS H.B. 1504    AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF
SENATOBIA, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY A TAX UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF HOTELS AND MOTELS DERIVED FROM ROOM RENTALS AND UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALES OF RESTAURANTS; TO PROVIDE FOR AN ELECTION ON WHETHER THE TAX MAY BE LEVIED; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

MS H.B. 1507    AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF BROOKHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY A TAX UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF ROOM RENTALS FROM HOTELS, MOTELS AND BED-AND-BREAKFAST ESTABLISHMENTS WITHIN THE CITY; TO PROVIDE FOR AN ELECTION ON WHETHER THE TAX MAY BE LEVIED; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

MS H.B. 1586    AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 940, LOCAL AND PRIVATE LAWS OF 2010, TO EXTEND THE REPEAL DATE ON THE AUTHORITY OF THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE TOWN OF COMO TO LEVY A TAX UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF HOTELS AND MOTELS DERIVED FROM ROOM RENTALS AND UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALES OF FOOD AND BEVERAGES AT RESTAURANTS, WHICH SHALL BE USED TO PROMOTE TOURISM AND PARKS AND RECREATION; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

MS S.B. 2919    AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF AMORY, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY A TAX UPON THE GROSS SALES OF HOTELS AND MOTELS DERIVED FROM ROOM RENTALS AND UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALES OF RESTAURANTS AND UTILIZE THE REVENUE FROM THE TAX TO PROMOTE TOURISM AND PARKS AND RECREATION; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

MS S.B. 2963    AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 1005, LOCAL AND PRIVATE LAWS OF 2004, AS LAST AMENDED BY CHAPTER 915, LOCAL AND PRIVATE LAWS OF 2011, TO EXTEND THE REPEAL DATE ON THE PROVISION OF LAW AUTHORIZING THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY A TAX UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS DERIVED FROM HOTEL, MOTEL AND BED-AND-BREAKFAST ROOM RENTALS IN THE CITY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

MS S.B. 2964    AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF HERNANDO, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY A TAX UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALES OF RESTAURANTS AND UPON THE GROSS SALES OF HOTELS AND MOTELS DERIVED FROM ROOM RENTALS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING FUNDS TO PROMOTE TOURISM AND PARKS AND RECREATION WITHIN THE CITY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

MS S.B. 2990    AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF FLOWOOD, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY A TAX ON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALES OF ROOM RENTALS OF HOTEL AND MOTEL ROOMS IN THE CITY; TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY TO ISSUE BONDS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $20,000,000.00 FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING A CONFERENCE CENTER AND RELATED AND ANCILLARY FACILITIES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

MS S.B. 2994    AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF BYRAM, MISSISSIPPI, TO IMPOSE A TAX UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF ROOM RENTALS FOR HOTELS OR MOTELS WITHIN THE CITY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

SC S.B. 985      A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 6 TO CHAPTER 1, TITLE 6, TO ENACT THE FAIRNESS IN LODGING ACT SO AS TO ALLOW MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES BY ORDINANCE TO IMPLEMENT ADDITIONAL ENFORCEMENT PROVISIONS FOR THE BUSINESS LICENSE TAX AND THE LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS TAX AS THOSE PROVISIONS APPLY TO THE OWNERS OF RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY WHO RENT THE PROPERTY TO TOURISTS, INCLUDING DATA SHARING WITH THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, SPECIFIC NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS INCLUDED IN PROPERTY TAX BILLS, AN ADDITIONAL PENALTY THAT MAY BE IMPOSED FOR NONCOMPLIANCE AFTER THE RECEIPT OF SUCH A NOTICE, AND DIRECTIONS TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO IDENTIFY RENTAL BY OWNER WEBSITES ADVERTISING TOURISTS RENTALS AND REQUEST THEM TO POST ON THE WEBSITES A STATEMENT REGARDING THE LEGAL OBLIGATIONS OF THE OWNERS OF PROPERTY IN THIS STATE LISTED ON THE WEBSITE, TO PAY ALL APPLICABLE LOCAL AND STATE TAXES AND FEES WITH RESPECT TO SUCH RENTALS; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 6-1-120 , 12-54-240 , AS AMENDED, AND 12-4-310 , RELATING RESPECTIVELY TO THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF LOCAL AND STATE TAX DATA AND EXCEPTIONS THERETO, AND THE DUTIES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, SO AS TO CONFORM THEM TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT.

TN H.B. 2510     Lewis County - As introduced, subject to local approval, increases the hotel motel tax from the amount of five percent to the amount of seven percent; requires revenues generated from such increase to be placed in general fund reserves. - Amends Chapter 15 of the Private Acts of 1995.

 


Bed Bugs - Infestation History & More - Get Informed

Posted by: Mary Ann Passi, CAE on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 12:00:00 am

Bed Bugs/Pest Infestation

NEW: MN H.B. 2879      Residential tenant's right to notice established, penalties provided, and money appropriated. Includes right to notice of infestation history - if infestation of bed bugs occurred in the previous 12 months.

CT H.B. 5438     To establish landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities regarding bed bug infestations in rental housing.

NJ A.B. 1578     Establishes procedures to prevent and eradicate bedbug infestations in certain residential property.

NY A.B. 993      Requires the disclosure of bedbug infestation history for the previous year to prospective lessees.

Taxes   

NEW: MS H.B. 1648      AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 816, LOCAL AND PRIVATE LAWS OF 1991, AS LAST AMENDED BY CHAPTER 944, LOCAL AND PRIVATE LAWS OF 2011, TO EXTEND UNTIL JULY 1, 2017, THE DATE OF REPEAL ON THE PROVISION OF LAW THAT ESTABLISHES THE WASHINGTON COUNTY CONVENTION AND VISITORS COMMITTEE AND AUTHORIZES A TAX ON HOTELS, MOTELS AND RESTAURANTS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

NEW: MS S.B. 2994      AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF BYRAM, MISSISSIPPI, TO IMPOSE A TAX UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF ROOM RENTALS FOR HOTELS OR MOTELS WITHIN THE CITY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

NEW: MS S.B. 2996      AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY A SPECIAL SALES TAX OF NOT MORE THAN 1% OF GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALES OR GROSS BUSINESS INCOME, IF THE LEVY OF THE TAX IS APPROVED BY 3/5 OF THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE CITY VOTING AT AN ELECTION CALLED FOR SUCH PURPOSE; TO EXEMPT CERTAIN SALES FROM THE SPECIAL SALES TAX; TO PROVIDE THAT THE SPECIAL SALES TAX SHALL BE UTILIZED FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

HI H.C.R. 7        Urges the Governor and the Legislature to preserve the counties' share of the transient accommodations tax.

HI H.R. 7           Urges the Governor and the Legislature to preserve the counties' share of the transient accommodations tax.

KY H.B. 401      Amend KRS 91A.390 to allow a consolidated local government to impose a transient room tax for the purpose of financing the renovation or expansion of a government-owned convention center located in the central business district; EFFECTIVE August 1, 2014.

KY H.B. 544      Amend KRS 153.450 to allow an urban-county government to impose an additional 2.5 percent transient room tax for the purpose of supporting mixed-use economic development projects and other activities promoting tourism.

LA H.B. 255      TAX/HOTEL OCCUPANCY:  Authorizes the governing authority of the city of Carencro to levy a hotel occupancy tax

LA H.B. 425      DISTRICTS/TAXING: Creates the Vidalia Tourism Development District

LA S.B. 44        Authorizes a levy of an optional hotel assessment by a tourism organization upon its hotel members and provides for treating such assessment as a surcharge to hotel guests.

LA S.B. 435      MUNICIPALITIES:  Authorizes the city of Scott to levy a hotel occupancy tax not to exceed five percent of the rent or fee charged for such occupancy.

MD H.B. 323     Altering the definition of a "transient charge" as it relates to a hotel charge for sleeping accommodations that is subject to the hotel rental tax in Frederick County.

MD S.B. 613     Altering the definition of a "transient charge" as it relates to a hotel charge for sleeping accommodations that is subject to the hotel rental tax in Frederick County.

MI S.B. 758       Taxation; hotel-motel tax; collection of delinquent excise taxes; provide for. Amends sec. 4 of 1974 PA 263 (MCL 141.864 ).

MS H.B. 417     AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 956, LOCAL AND PRIVATE LAWS OF 2008, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 919, LOCAL AND PRIVATE LAWS OF 2011, TO EXTEND THE DATE OF THE REPEALER FROM JULY 1, 2014, TO JULY 1, 2018, ON THE ACT AUTHORIZING THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF RIPLEY, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY A TAX UPON THE GROSS SALES OF HOTELS AND MOTELS DERIVED FROM ROOM RENTALS AND UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALES OF CERTAIN RESTAURANTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF GENERATING REVENUE TO ENHANCE TOURISM, FOR INDUSTRIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND FOR THE PROVISION OF PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

MS H.B. 1444    AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 945, LOCAL AND PRIVATE LAWS OF 2008, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 917, LOCAL AND PRIVATE LAWS OF 2011, TO EXTEND UNTIL JULY 1, 2017, THE REPEAL DATE ON THE PROVISION OF LAW THAT AUTHORIZES THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE TOWN OF SARDIS, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY A TAX UPON THE GROSS SALES OF HOTELS AND MOTELS DERIVED FROM ROOM RENTALS AND UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALES OF RESTAURANTS AND TO UTILIZE THE REVENUE FROM THE TAX TO ENHANCE TOURISM, INDUSTRIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND FOR THE PROVISION OF PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

MS H.B. 1504    AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF
SENATOBIA, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY A TAX UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF HOTELS AND MOTELS DERIVED FROM ROOM RENTALS AND UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALES OF RESTAURANTS; TO PROVIDE FOR AN ELECTION ON WHETHER THE TAX MAY BE LEVIED; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

MS H.B. 1507    AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF BROOKHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY A TAX UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF ROOM RENTALS FROM HOTELS, MOTELS AND BED-AND-BREAKFAST ESTABLISHMENTS WITHIN THE CITY; TO PROVIDE FOR AN ELECTION ON WHETHER THE TAX MAY BE LEVIED; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

MS H.B. 1586    AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 940, LOCAL AND PRIVATE LAWS OF 2010, TO EXTEND THE REPEAL DATE ON THE AUTHORITY OF THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE TOWN OF COMO TO LEVY A TAX UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF HOTELS AND MOTELS DERIVED FROM ROOM RENTALS AND UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALES OF FOOD AND BEVERAGES AT RESTAURANTS, WHICH SHALL BE USED TO PROMOTE TOURISM AND PARKS AND RECREATION; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

MS S.B. 2919    AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF AMORY, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY A TAX UPON THE GROSS SALES OF HOTELS AND MOTELS DERIVED FROM ROOM RENTALS AND UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALES OF RESTAURANTS AND UTILIZE THE REVENUE FROM THE TAX TO PROMOTE TOURISM AND PARKS AND RECREATION; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

MS S.B. 2963    AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 1005, LOCAL AND PRIVATE LAWS OF 2004, AS LAST AMENDED BY CHAPTER 915, LOCAL AND PRIVATE LAWS OF 2011, TO EXTEND THE REPEAL DATE ON THE PROVISION OF LAW AUTHORIZING THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY A TAX UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS DERIVED FROM HOTEL, MOTEL AND BED-AND-BREAKFAST ROOM RENTALS IN THE CITY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

MS S.B. 2964    AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF HERNANDO, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY A TAX UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALES OF RESTAURANTS AND UPON THE GROSS SALES OF HOTELS AND MOTELS DERIVED FROM ROOM RENTALS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING FUNDS TO PROMOTE TOURISM AND PARKS AND RECREATION WITHIN THE CITY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

MS S.B. 2990    AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF FLOWOOD, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY A TAX ON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALES OF ROOM RENTALS OF HOTEL AND MOTEL ROOMS IN THE CITY; TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY TO ISSUE BONDS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $20,000,000.00 FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING A CONFERENCE CENTER AND RELATED AND ANCILLARY FACILITIES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

MO S.B. 896     Authorizes Perry County to impose a transient guest tax

SC S.B. 985      A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 6 TO CHAPTER 1, TITLE 6, TO ENACT THE FAIRNESS IN LODGING ACT SO AS TO ALLOW MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES BY ORDINANCE TO IMPLEMENT ADDITIONAL ENFORCEMENT PROVISIONS FOR THE BUSINESS LICENSE TAX AND THE LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS TAX AS THOSE PROVISIONS APPLY TO THE OWNERS OF RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY WHO RENT THE PROPERTY TO TOURISTS, INCLUDING DATA SHARING WITH THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, SPECIFIC NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS INCLUDED IN PROPERTY TAX BILLS, AN ADDITIONAL PENALTY THAT MAY BE IMPOSED FOR NONCOMPLIANCE AFTER THE RECEIPT OF SUCH A NOTICE, AND DIRECTIONS TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO IDENTIFY RENTAL BY OWNER WEBSITES ADVERTISING TOURISTS RENTALS AND REQUEST THEM TO POST ON THE WEBSITES A STATEMENT REGARDING THE LEGAL OBLIGATIONS OF THE OWNERS OF PROPERTY IN THIS STATE LISTED ON THE WEBSITE, TO PAY ALL APPLICABLE LOCAL AND STATE TAXES AND FEES WITH RESPECT TO SUCH RENTALS; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 6-1-120 , 12-54-240 , AS AMENDED, AND 12-4-310 , RELATING RESPECTIVELY TO THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF LOCAL AND STATE TAX DATA AND EXCEPTIONS THERETO, AND THE DUTIES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, SO AS TO CONFORM THEM TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT.

SD S.B. 98       Purpose: allow certain municipalities to charge a higher occupancy tax.

TN S.B. 1753     Taxes, Hotel Motel - As introduced, authorizes the city of Columbia to impose a tax on the privilege of occupancy. - Amends TCA Section 67-4-1425.

TN S.B. 2397     Taxes, Hotel Motel - As introduced, authorizes the City of Fayetteville, by ordinance adopted by a two-thirds vote, to levy an occupancy tax on the privilege of staying in any hotel or motel in Fayetteville; the ordinance must set the rate and further set forth the manner of collection and administration of the privilege tax; requires that all proceeds received by the municipality from the tax be used for tourism development. - Amends TCA Section 67-4-1425.


Bed Bugs in the Northeast US

Posted by: Mary Ann Passi, CAE on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 12:00:00 am

Members operating in the northeast region of the United States met recently at the CHPA conference.  The topic of bed bugs was discussed.  After commiserating about real guest situations and ways to combat these pests, the group agreed that there are no major issues in this region.  They also agreed to the following as key elements of being prepared:

  • Proactively have housekeepers inspect for pests at every cleaning and every turnover.
  • Ensure the property is prepped for the guest before extermination takes process.
  • Note that units can be ‘down’ for up to 1-2 months.
  • Relocate occupants during the units’ down time and require all personal items to be cleaned.
  • Continue to treat the unit for the next 18 months.
  • Some member companies now include specific language in leases about bed bugs, noting that regular cleaning/inspection is required. 

Need more information?  Check out CHPA’s Knowledge Center for tips on documentation, processes and more regarding bed bugs.  You can also get up to speed on any legislation specifically addressing bed bugs on the CHPA website. 


34 Taxes Moving This Week - Seven are New

Posted by: Mary Ann Passi, CAE on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 12:00:00 am

NEW KY H.B. 544  Amend KRS 153.450 to allow an urban-county government to impose an additional 2.5 percent transient room tax for the purpose of supporting mixed-use economic development projects and other activities promoting tourism.

NEW MN S.B. 2259       Relating to the city of Duluth; modifying local food and beverage and lodging taxes. Authorizes an additional sales tax of up to one-half of one percent on the gross receipts from the sale of lodging for periods of less than 30 days in hotels and motels in the city. The tax expires Dec. 31, 2024.

NEW MS H.B. 1628       AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF FLOWOOD, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY A TAX ON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALES OF HOTEL AND MOTEL ROOMS AND LODGING FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING AND/OR REFINANCING THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, RECONSTRUCTION, EXPANDING, IMPROVING, FURNISHING, EQUIPPING AND REPAIRING OF A CONFERENCE CENTER IN THE CITY AND FOR THE PAYMENT OF ANY DEBT INCURRED IN CONNECTION THEREWITH; TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF FLOWOOD, MISSISSIPPI, TO INCUR DEBT FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING AND/OR REFINANCING THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, RECONSTRUCTION, EXPANDING, IMPROVING, FURNISHING, EQUIPPING AND REPAIRING OF THE CONFERENCE CENTER IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $20,000,000; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

NEW MS S.B. 2990       AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF FLOWOOD, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY A TAX ON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALES OF ROOM RENTALS OF HOTEL AND MOTEL ROOMS IN THE CITY; TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY TO ISSUE BONDS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $20,000,000.00 FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING A CONFERENCE CENTER AND RELATED AND ANCILLARY FACILITIES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

NEW NY A.B. 8938        Enables the county of Albany to impose and collect taxes on occupancy of hotel or motel rooms in Albany county for an additional two years.

NEW NY S.B. 6723        Enables the county of Albany to impose and collect taxes on occupancy of hotel or motel rooms in Albany county for an additional two years.

NEW SC H.B. 4758        A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 6 TO CHAPTER 1, TITLE 6, TO ENACT THE FAIRNESS IN LODGING ACT SO AS TO ALLOW MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES BY ORDINANCE TO IMPLEMENT ADDITIONAL ENFORCEMENT PROVISIONS FOR THE BUSINESS LICENSE TAX AND THE LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS TAX AS THOSE PROVISIONS APPLY TO THE OWNERS OF RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY WHO RENT THE PROPERTY TO TOURISTS, INCLUDING DATA SHARING WITH THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, SPECIFIC NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS INCLUDED IN PROPERTY TAX BILLS, AN ADDITIONAL PENALTY THAT MAY BE IMPOSED FOR NONCOMPLIANCE AFTER THE RECEIPT OF SUCH A NOTICE, AND DIRECTIONS TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO IDENTIFY RENTAL BY OWNER WEBSITES ADVERTISING TOURISTS RENTALS AND REQUEST THEM TO POST ON THE WEBSITES A STATEMENT REGARDING THE LEGAL OBLIGATIONS OF THE OWNERS OF PROPERTY IN THIS STATE LISTED ON THE WEBSITE, TO PAY ALL APPLICABLE LOCAL AND STATE TAXES AND FEES WITH RESPECT TO SUCH RENTALS; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 6-1-120 , 12-54-240 , AS AMENDED, AND 12-4-310 , RELATING RESPECTIVELY TO THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF LOCAL AND STATE TAX DATA AND EXCEPTIONS THERETO, AND THE DUTIES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, SO AS TO CONFORM THEM TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT.

Here are bills with movement in the last week.

HI H.B. 1671          Removes the current cap on transient accommodations tax revenues to be distributed to the counties and establishes the distribution of these revenues as a percentage of TAT collected.

KY H.B. 401           Amend KRS 91A.390 to allow a consolidated local government to impose a transient room tax for the purpose of financing the renovation or expansion of a government-owned convention center located in the central business district; EFFECTIVE August 1, 2014.

LA H.B. 581           TAX/HOTEL OCCUPANCY: Authorizes the governing authority of the city of Zachary to levy a hotel occupancy tax

LA S.B. 435           MUNICIPALITIES:  Authorizes the city of Scott to levy a hotel occupancy tax not to exceed five percent of the rent or fee charged for such occupancy.

MD S.B. 613          Altering the definition of a "transient charge" as it relates to a hotel charge for sleeping accommodations that is subject to the hotel rental tax in Frederick County.

MS H.B. 1444        AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 945, LOCAL AND PRIVATE LAWS OF 2008, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 917, LOCAL AND PRIVATE LAWS OF 2011, TO EXTEND UNTIL JULY 1, 2017, THE REPEAL DATE ON THE PROVISION OF LAW THAT AUTHORIZES THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE TOWN OF SARDIS, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY A TAX UPON THE GROSS SALES OF HOTELS AND MOTELS DERIVED FROM ROOM RENTALS AND UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALES OF RESTAURANTS AND TO UTILIZE THE REVENUE FROM THE TAX TO ENHANCE TOURISM, INDUSTRIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND FOR THE PROVISION OF PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

MS H.B. 1504        AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF
SENATOBIA, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY A TAX UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF HOTELS AND MOTELS DERIVED FROM ROOM RENTALS AND UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALES OF RESTAURANTS; TO PROVIDE FOR AN ELECTION ON WHETHER THE TAX MAY BE LEVIED; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

MS H.B. 1507        AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF BROOKHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY A TAX UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF ROOM RENTALS FROM HOTELS, MOTELS AND BED-AND-BREAKFAST ESTABLISHMENTS WITHIN THE CITY; TO PROVIDE FOR AN ELECTION ON WHETHER THE TAX MAY BE LEVIED; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

MS H.B. 1586        AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 940, LOCAL AND PRIVATE LAWS OF 2010, TO EXTEND THE REPEAL DATE ON THE AUTHORITY OF THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE TOWN OF COMO TO LEVY A TAX UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF HOTELS AND MOTELS DERIVED FROM ROOM RENTALS AND UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALES OF FOOD AND BEVERAGES AT RESTAURANTS, WHICH SHALL BE USED TO PROMOTE TOURISM AND PARKS AND RECREATION; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

MS S.B. 2919        AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF AMORY, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY A TAX UPON THE GROSS SALES OF HOTELS AND MOTELS DERIVED FROM ROOM RENTALS AND UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALES OF RESTAURANTS AND UTILIZE THE REVENUE FROM THE TAX TO PROMOTE TOURISM AND PARKS AND RECREATION; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

MS S.B. 2963        AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 1005, LOCAL AND PRIVATE LAWS OF 2004, AS LAST AMENDED BY CHAPTER 915, LOCAL AND PRIVATE LAWS OF 2011, TO EXTEND THE REPEAL DATE ON THE PROVISION OF LAW AUTHORIZING THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY A TAX UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS DERIVED FROM HOTEL, MOTEL AND BED-AND-BREAKFAST ROOM RENTALS IN THE CITY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

MS S.B. 2964        AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF HERNANDO, MISSISSIPPI, TO LEVY A TAX UPON THE GROSS PROCEEDS OF SALES OF RESTAURANTS AND UPON THE GROSS SALES OF HOTELS AND MOTELS DERIVED FROM ROOM RENTALS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING FUNDS TO PROMOTE TOURISM AND PARKS AND RECREATION WITHIN THE CITY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

MO H.B. 1909        Authorizes a transient guest tax to fund the promotion of tourism in Perry County

MO S.B. 896          Authorizes Perry County to impose a transient guest tax

SC H.B. 3561         A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-920 , AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TAX ON ACCOMMODATIONS, SO AS TO DELETE CERTAIN ITEMS SUBJECT TO THE FIVE PERCENT TAX ON ADDITIONAL SURCHARGES.

SC S.B. 985           A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 6 TO CHAPTER 1, TITLE 6, TO ENACT THE FAIRNESS IN LODGING ACT SO AS TO ALLOW MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES BY ORDINANCE TO IMPLEMENT ADDITIONAL ENFORCEMENT PROVISIONS FOR THE BUSINESS LICENSE TAX AND THE LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS TAX AS THOSE PROVISIONS APPLY TO THE OWNERS OF RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY WHO RENT THE PROPERTY TO TOURISTS, INCLUDING DATA SHARING WITH THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, SPECIFIC NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS INCLUDED IN PROPERTY TAX BILLS, AN ADDITIONAL PENALTY THAT MAY BE IMPOSED FOR NONCOMPLIANCE AFTER THE RECEIPT OF SUCH A NOTICE, AND DIRECTIONS TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO IDENTIFY RENTAL BY OWNER WEBSITES ADVERTISING TOURISTS RENTALS AND REQUEST THEM TO POST ON THE WEBSITES A STATEMENT REGARDING THE LEGAL OBLIGATIONS OF THE OWNERS OF PROPERTY IN THIS STATE LISTED ON THE WEBSITE, TO PAY ALL APPLICABLE LOCAL AND STATE TAXES AND FEES WITH RESPECT TO SUCH RENTALS; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 6-1-120 , 12-54-240 , AS AMENDED, AND 12-4-310 , RELATING RESPECTIVELY TO THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF LOCAL AND STATE TAX DATA AND EXCEPTIONS THERETO, AND THE DUTIES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, SO AS TO CONFORM THEM TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT.

SD S.B. 98            Purpose: allow certain municipalities to charge a higher occupancy tax.

TN H.B. 1548         Taxes, Hotel Motel - As introduced, authorizes the city of Columbia to impose a tax on the privilege of occupancy. - Amends TCA Section 67-4-1425.

TN H.B. 2064         Taxes, Hotel Motel - As introduced, authorizes Spring Hill, by ordinance adopted by a two-thirds vote, to levy an occupancy tax on the privilege of staying in any hotel or motel in Spring Hill; the ordinance must set the rate and further set forth the manner of collection and administration of the privilege tax; requires that all proceeds received by the municipality from the tax be used for city purposes, including tourism development. - Amends TCA Section 67-4-1425.

TN H.B. 2219         Taxes, Hotel Motel - As introduced, authorizes the City of Fayetteville, by ordinance adopted by a two-thirds vote, to levy an occupancy tax on the privilege of staying in any hotel or motel in Fayetteville; the ordinance must set the rate and further set forth the manner of collection and administration of the privilege tax; requires that all proceeds received by the municipality from the tax be used for tourism development. - Amends TCA Section 67-4-1425.

TN H.B. 2510         Lewis County - As introduced, subject to local approval, increases the hotel motel tax from the amount of five percent to the amount of seven percent; requires revenues generated from such increase to be placed in general fund reserves. - Amends Chapter 15 of the Private Acts of 1995.

TN S.B. 1753         Taxes, Hotel Motel - As introduced, authorizes the city of Columbia to impose a tax on the privilege of occupancy. - Amends TCA Section 67-4-1425.

TN S.B. 2397         Taxes, Hotel Motel - As introduced, authorizes the City of Fayetteville, by ordinance adopted by a two-thirds vote, to levy an occupancy tax on the privilege of staying in any hotel or motel in Fayetteville; the ordinance must set the rate and further set forth the manner of collection and administration of the privilege tax; requires that all proceeds received by the municipality from the tax be used for tourism development. - Amends TCA Section 67-4-1425.

TN S.B. 2602         Lewis County - As introduced, subject to local approval, increases the hotel motel tax from the amount of five percent to the amount of seven percent; requires revenues generated from such increase to be placed in general fund reserves. - Amends Chapter 15 of the Private Acts of 1995.

TN S.B. 2604         Manchester - As introduced, subject to local approval, rewrites the city charter. - Amends Chapter 65 of the Acts of 1905; as amended.

TN S.B. 2605         Wilson County - As introduced, subject to local approval, increases the hotel/motel tax in Wilson County from an amount not to exceed 5 percent to an amount not to exceed 6 percent; requires the 1 percent increase to be used exclusively to pay off any indebtedness incurred from the construction of the Expo Center at the James A. Ward Agricultural Center. - Amends Chapter 208 of the Private Acts of 1980; as amended.

VA S.B. 573           Transient occupancy tax; Highland County. Adds Highland County to the list of counties that may impose the transient occupancy tax at a rate up to five percent, with any amount over two percent designated for tourism and travel marketing or initiatives that attract travelers and increase tourism revenues in the county.


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