Daily Buzz: February 13, 2017

Daily Buzz: February 13, 2017

Overview of the Day:

Today is the twenty-second day of the 2017 Legislative Session. The House prayer and pledge were led by guests of Rep. Ken Ivory. The prayer was offered by Hyrum Lefler, a precinct chair in West Jordan, and the pledge was led by Milo Tenny.

It is Tourism Day at the Capitol today. Local tourism organizations set up tables and booths all around the Capitol Rotunda from places like Kanab, Utah Valley, Moab, and San Juan County. The tourism organizations put together a lunch, and many of the legislators attended between floor time and their standing committees.


HB 253: Short Term Rental Amendments

Rep. John Knotwell from District 52 is sponsoring a bill which prevents a municipality from prohibiting an individual from listing or offering a short-term rental on a short-term rental website. It also prohibits a municipality from prohibiting an owner-occupied short-term rental.

Therefore, citizens will be allowed to rent their homes for the short-term through companies like Airbnb. This bill was heard in Business and Labor Standing Committee this afternoon, and it passed with a vote of 13 – 1. HB 253 is now on the House 3rd reading calendar.


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Tomorrow’s Legislative Schedule:

8:00 AM: House Judiciary Committee
8:00 AM: House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee
8:00 AM: House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee
10:00 AM: House Chamber, House Floor Time
2:00 PM: House Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee
2:00 PM: House Government Operations Committee
2:00 PM: House Political Subdivisions Committee
2:00 PM: House Revenue and Taxation Committee
4:00 PM: Executive Offices and Criminal Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
4:00 PM: Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee