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MI, MO, NY and SC - Fifteen Bills with Movement

Posted by: Mary Ann Passi, CAE on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 12:00:00 am

Bed Bugs/Pest Infestation

NY A.B. 1549    Permits a landlord to inspect dwellings and exterminate bedbug infestations upon reasonable notice.

Taxes

NY A.B. 9533    Authorizes the town of Southampton, county of Suffolk to enact a hospitality business investment exemption.

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 ).

MO S.B. 693     Modifies provisions relating to taxation, fire sprinklers and merchandising practices. As substituted, allows Perry County to impose a 6% transient guest tax.

NY A.B. 1234    Authorizes the town of Greenburgh, specified villages therein, and the village of Sleepy Hollow in the town of Mount Pleasant to adopt a local law to impose a 3% hotel/motel occupancy tax.

NY A.B. 4984    Imposes an occupancy tax in the town or village of Mamaroneck.

NY A.B. 6828    Imposes an occupancy tax in the town of North Castle.

NY A.B. 6829    Imposes an occupancy tax in the village of Harrison.

NY A.B. 7134    Imposes an occupancy tax in the city of Yonkers.

NY A.B. 7966    Authorizes the county of Franklin to impose a motel and hotel tax of 5 percent.

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.

NY A.B. 9616    Authorizes the county of Delaware to impose a tax on hotel and motel occupancy of up to two percent of the charge therefor.

NY A.B. 9626    Establishes an occupancy tax in the village of Tuckahoe.

NY S.B. 7229    Authorizes the town of Southampton, county of Suffolk to enact a hospitality business investment exemption.

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.

 


13 for Friday the 13th

Posted by: Mary Ann Passi, CAE on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 12:00:00 am

Bed Bugs/Pest Infestation

NY A.B. 1549    Permits a landlord to inspect dwellings and exterminate bedbug infestations upon reasonable notice.

Taxes

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

MO S.B. 693     Modifies provisions relating to taxation, fire sprinklers and merchandising practices. As substituted, allows Perry County to impose a 6% transient guest tax.

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

NY A.B. 1234    Authorizes the town of Greenburgh, specified villages therein, and the village of Sleepy Hollow in the town of Mount Pleasant to adopt a local law to impose a 3% hotel/motel occupancy tax.

NY A.B. 4984    Imposes an occupancy tax in the town or village of Mamaroneck.

NY A.B. 6828    Imposes an occupancy tax in the town of North Castle.

NY A.B. 6829    Imposes an occupancy tax in the village of Harrison.

NY A.B. 7628    Authorizes the town of Woodbury, Orange county, to impose, by local law, a tax on hotel and motel occupancy of up to five percent of the charge therefor.

NY A.B. 7966    Authorizes the county of Franklin to impose a motel and hotel tax of 5 percent.

NY A.B. 9626    Establishes an occupancy tax in the village of Tuckahoe.

SC S.B. 503      A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 6 OF THE 1976 CODE, BY ADDING ARTICLE 6 TO ENACT THE BEACH PRESERVATION ACT , TO ALLOW A QUALIFIED COASTAL MUNICIPALITY TO IMPOSE A FEE NOT TO EXCEED ONE PERCENT ON THE GROSS PROCEEDS DERIVED FROM THE RENTAL OR CHARGES FOR ACCOMMODATIONS FURNISHED TO TRANSIENTS SUBJECT TO THE MUNICIPALITY'S LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS TAX, TO PROVIDE THAT THE MUNICIPALITY MAY IMPOSE THE FEE ONLY AFTER ITS APPROVAL IN A REFERENDUM HELD IN THE MUNICIPALITY, TO PROVIDE THAT THE FEE IS IN ADDITION TO ALL OTHER LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS TAXES IMPOSED AND MUST NOT BE DEEMED CUMULATIVE TO OTHER LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS TAXES IMPOSED BY THE MUNICIPALITY, TO PROVIDE USES FOR WHICH THE FEE REVENUE MUST BE APPLIED, TO PROVIDE FOR REPORTING AND FOR REMITTANCE OF THESE FEES, AND TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS.

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.


What has CHPA done for your company lately?

Posted by: Amanda Cook on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 12:00:00 am

A lot! CHPA leaders continue to provide resources and opportunities to fulfill the Association's mission of making CHPA member companies more successful. Here are some of the highlights over the last year:

  • Relevant industry information more frequently: CHPA provides a weekly eNews, highlighting industry content important to your company. The eNews includes member company news items, Association events and information, introduces new members and keeps you up to date on important trends in corporate housing globally.
  • More interactive Annual Conference: The 2014 Annual Conference featured new interactive sessions, such as the CEO Case Study, provider-specific and Associate Partner focused sessions. The increased interaction among attendees created one of our most successful events to date.
  • Enhanced Regional Conference offerings: More attendees from regional companies are attending the Regional Conference. The 2014 East Regional Conference had record attendance with over 100 industry professionals. Don't miss the November 5 West Regional Conference in Irvine, California!
  • Streamlined volunteer opportunities: Your expertise is valuable to CHPA and so is your time. CHPA's streamlined Task Force meeting schedule allows you to actively participate while using your time more effectively.
  • Developed resources for success: CHPA developed two white papers for member use with prospective clients, funders, etc.  Located in the online Knowledge Center, this members-only area has many resources for you and your team.
  • Collaborating with related industries:  The Association continues to promote corporate housing to partner industries like Worldwide ERC, Canadian ERC, and the National Apartment Association.

CHPA leaders thank you for your continued support of the Association. We are only as strong as the members we serve. In a continuing effort to meet the goals outlined in the strategic plan, CHPA will embark on a significant survey project this summer to learn more about what members need and want to be more successful. Please help us help you by completing the surveys and submitting the requested information. We appreciate every opportunity to help you succeed and look forward to serving your needs in the future.


Welcome Billy Cochran, TP Corporate Lodging, to the Board of Directors

Posted by: Amanda Cook on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 12:00:00 am

Each year, CHPA profiles the newest members to join the Board of Directors in order to highlight their path to leadership and help members get to know them a little better. Read more about Billy Cochran of TP Corporate Lodging below. You can also contact him at the information below. In addition to now serving on the CHPA Board of Directors, Billy has dedicated many hours to several CHPA committees and task forces. He was also awarded the Individual of the Year Tower of Excellence Award in 2011.

Billy Cochran
Director of Operations
TP Corporate Lodging, Inc
678-442-9700  |  billy@tpcorporatelodging.com

What was your line of employment before corporate housing? What brought you to corporate housing?

I managed a veterinary clinic for 12 years prior to this and did Child Protective Services for 8 year prior to that. I was looking for a career and location change and Tim Miller, the owner of TP Corporate Lodging, was a friend of mine.  He needed someone and it was in the area I was moving to. A perfect “storm”.  Now I have a boss and best friend who are one in the same.

How many years have you been involved in corporate housing?

As of August 1, 13 years.

Is there any aspect of the industry that you would like to change?

Just getting companies more comfortable to discuss their problems and successes openly so that others can learn from their experiences.

When did you become involved in CHPA? Why?

My first CHPA conference I saw people connecting over networking and learning. I wanted to learn more so I thought volunteering would be the best way to do that. I was so intimidated by the knowledge in the room at my first conference and how much of the conversation I didn’t understand. It’s great now to meet new folks and share my experience so they know that there really isn’t a dumb question. I didn’t get half the acronyms and some of the subjects in the beginning. Volunteering has increased my personal knowledge and my opportunities to network as well, not to mention the feeling of accomplishment when you played a part in something that is accomplished.

What made you want to get involved in CHPA leadership?

I was told by two colleagues in the industry that I had something to contribute to the leadership. They made me think seriously about it. I see many of the leaders in CHPA as extremely intelligent and knowledgeable individuals that I want to learn from.  I finally started to believe that I had something more to give.

How has CHPA membership been an asset to your company? To you?

To the company, it has opened doors to meeting people and companies that I may never have heard of otherwise. The partnering of units and experiences has been invaluable. To me, it has given me something in the way of knowledge that is better than going to school. I’ve learned from other CHPA members firsthand about things that pertain to our business and my job that you can’t put a price on. On a completely personal level, the friendships I’ve made mean a lot to me as well.

 

 


Two New, Twenty-One on the Move

Posted by: Mary Ann Passi, CAE on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 12:00:00 am

Bed Bugs/Pest Infestation

NY A.B. 1549    Permits a landlord to inspect dwellings and exterminate bedbug infestations upon reasonable notice.

Taxes

NEW: NC H.B. 1244       AN ACT to authorize increasing the Wilson County occupancy tax.

NEW: NC S.B. 869        AN ACT to authorize increasing the Wilson County occupancy tax.

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

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

LA H.B. 1191     TAX/HOTEL OCCUPANCY: Authorizes the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau to levy and collect an additional hotel occupancy tax within the jurisdiction of the bureau

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.

LA S.B. 648      SPECIAL DISTRICTS: Creates and provides for the Old LNB Building Redevelopment District in East Baton Rouge Parish. Proposed law authorizes the district to levy a tax upon the occupancy of hotel rooms, motel rooms, and overnight camping facilities, and a tax upon the sale at retail, the use, the lease or rental, the consumption and storage for use or consumption of tangible personal property and on sales of services. The tax must be at least equal to the aggregate rate of all taxes upon the occupancy of hotel rooms, motel rooms, and overnight camping facilities levied and collected within the parish of East Baton Rouge. The aggregate sales tax within the district shall be at least equal to the aggregate rate of such sales taxes levied and collected within the parish of East Baton Rouge.

MO S.B. 693     Modifies provisions relating to taxation, fire sprinklers and merchandising practices. As substituted, allows Perry County to impose a 6% transient guest tax.

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

NY A.B. 1234    Authorizes the town of Greenburgh, specified villages therein, and the village of Sleepy Hollow in the town of Mount Pleasant to adopt a local law to impose a 3% hotel/motel occupancy tax.

NY A.B. 1549    Permits a landlord to inspect dwellings and exterminate bedbug infestations upon reasonable notice.

NY A.B. 4984    Imposes an occupancy tax in the town or village of Mamaroneck.

NY A.B. 6828    Imposes an occupancy tax in the town of North Castle.

NY A.B. 6829    Imposes an occupancy tax in the village of Harrison.

NY A.B. 7628    Authorizes the town of Woodbury, Orange county, to impose, by local law, a tax on hotel and motel occupancy of up to five percent of the charge therefor.

NY A.B. 7966    Authorizes the county of Franklin to impose a motel and hotel tax of 5 percent.

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.

NY A.B. 9533    Authorizes the town of Southampton, county of Suffolk to enact a hospitality business investment exemption.

NY S.B. 7229    Authorizes the town of Southampton, county of Suffolk to enact a hospitality business investment exemption.

NC H.B. 1050    AN ACT to amend the revenue laws, as recommended by the Revenue laws study committee.

SC S.B. 503      A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 6 OF THE 1976 CODE, BY ADDING ARTICLE 6 TO ENACT THE BEACH PRESERVATION ACT , TO ALLOW A QUALIFIED COASTAL MUNICIPALITY TO IMPOSE A FEE NOT TO EXCEED ONE PERCENT ON THE GROSS PROCEEDS DERIVED FROM THE RENTAL OR CHARGES FOR ACCOMMODATIONS FURNISHED TO TRANSIENTS SUBJECT TO THE MUNICIPALITY'S LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS TAX, TO PROVIDE THAT THE MUNICIPALITY MAY IMPOSE THE FEE ONLY AFTER ITS APPROVAL IN A REFERENDUM HELD IN THE MUNICIPALITY, TO PROVIDE THAT THE FEE IS IN ADDITION TO ALL OTHER LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS TAXES IMPOSED AND MUST NOT BE DEEMED CUMULATIVE TO OTHER LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS TAXES IMPOSED BY THE MUNICIPALITY, TO PROVIDE USES FOR WHICH THE FEE REVENUE MUST BE APPLIED, TO PROVIDE FOR REPORTING AND FOR REMITTANCE OF THESE FEES, AND TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS.

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.


 
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