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This week’s blog summarizes legislative activity that can impact the corporate housing industry. New legislation is indicated. For more information on any of these specific pieces of legislation, please log into the CHPA members-only section at www.chpaonline.org.
Bed Bugs/Pest Infestation
NEW:NY A.B. 5304 - Permits a landlord to inspect dwellings and exterminate bedbug infestations upon reasonable notice.
MO H.B. 1207 - Creates provisions relating to bed bug control for multifamily rental dwelling units
NEW: LA S.B. 767 - SPECIAL DISTRICTS: Creates the New Orleans Hospitality Zone. (gov sig)
NEW: NC H.B. 988- AN ACT to make changes to the averasboro township tourism development authority.
NEW: NC H.B. 1087 - AN ACT to authorize the town of fontana dam to levy an occupancy tax.
NEW: PA H.B. 2404 - An Act amending the act of July 28, 1953 (P.L.723, No.230), known as the Second Class County Code, providing for second class county real property assessment and tax elimination; and imposing duties on the Department of Revenue.
LA H.B. 412 - TAX/HOTEL OCCUPANCY: Statutorily substitute the city of Bunkie, in lieu of a certain population range, as the taxing authority authorized to levy and collect a hotel occupancy tax
LA S.B. 562 - SPECIAL DISTRICTS: Provides relative to the tax upon the occupancy of hotel rooms, motel rooms, and overnight camping facilities levied and collected by the Abbeville Film and Visitors Commission District. (gov sig)
LA S.B. 564 - SPECIAL DISTRICTS: Creates the Grambling Legends Square Taxing District within Lincoln Parish. (gov sig)
LA S.B. 573 - SPECIAL DISTRICTS: Creates the New Orleans Hospitality and Entertainment District. (gov sig)
LA S.B. 600 - TOURISM: Provides for the levy, collection, allocation, and use of certain taxes collected by the Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission. (gov sig)
MD S.B. 333 - Increasing from 5% to 6% the maximum hotel rental tax rate that may be set in Garrett County.
MS H.B. 1672 - City of West Point; authorize tax levy on hotels, motels, restaurants and package stores for community and economic dev. and tourism..
NY A.B. 8959 - Extends provisions of chapter 105 of the laws of 2009 enabling the county of Albany to impose and collect taxes on occupancy of hotel or motel rooms in Albany county.
NY S.B. 5902 - Extends the occupancy tax in the city of Rye until September 1, 2015.
NY S.B. 5903 - Extends the occupancy tax in the city of New Rochelle until September 1, 2015.
PA H.B. 1776 - An Act providing for tax levies and information related to taxes; authorizing the imposition of a personal income tax or an earned income tax by a school district subject to voter approval; providing for imposition of and exclusions from a sales and use tax for the stabilization of education funding; establishing the Public Transportation Reserve Fund; providing for increase to the personal income tax, for certain licenses, for hotel occupancy tax, for procedure and administration of the tax, for expiration of authority to issue certain debt and for reporting by local government units of debt outstanding; establishing the Education Stabilization Fund; providing for disbursements from this fund and for certain rebates and assistance to senior citizens; and repealing certain provisions of The Local Tax Enabling Act, sales and use tax provisions of the Tax Reform Code of 1971 and provisions relating to senior citizens property tax and rent rebate assistance in the Taxpayer Relief Act.