SB 1578 Short-term rental of property; registration of persons offering property for rental.
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Summary as passed Senate: (all summaries)

Short-term rental of property. Authorizes a locality to adopt an ordinance requiring the registration of persons offering property for short-term rental. The bill defines "short-term rental" as the provision of a room or space suitable for sleeping or lodging for less than 30 consecutive days in exchange for a charge for the occupancy. Persons and entities already licensed or registered related to the rental or management of property by the Department of Health, the Real Estate Board, the Virginia Real Estate Time-Share Act, or a locality would not be required to register. The bill authorizes localities to impose penalties not to exceed $500 per violation on persons who violate the registry ordinance. The bill amends the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Act to clarify that certain property rented on a short-term basis is considered a bed and breakfast establishment for purposes of ABC licensing and that the exception from ABC licensing for serving alcoholic beverages to guests in a residence does not apply if the guest is a short-term lessee of the residence. This bill incorporates SB 1579.

Full text:
01/20/17  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 17100761D  pdf | impact statement
02/02/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17105130D-S1  pdf
03/07/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1578ER)  pdf
03/24/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0741)  pdf

01/20/17  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 17100761D
01/20/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/27/17  Senate: Rereferred from Rehabilitation and Social Services (13-Y 1-N)
01/27/17  Senate: Rereferred to Local Government
02/02/17  Senate: Reported from Local Government with substitute (11-Y 2-N)
02/02/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17105130D-S1
02/02/17  Senate: Incorporates SB1579 (Stanley)
02/03/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/06/17  Senate: Read second time
02/06/17  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/06/17  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 17105130D-S1
02/06/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1578S1
02/07/17  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 4-N)
02/09/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/09/17  House: Read first time
02/09/17  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/10/17  House: Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
02/14/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/14/17  House: Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/16/17  House: Reported from General Laws (21-Y 0-N)
02/16/17  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/20/17  House: Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N)
02/21/17  House: Read second time
02/22/17  House: Read third time
02/22/17  House: Passed House (86-Y 14-N)
02/22/17  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (86-Y 14-N)
03/07/17  Senate: Enrolled
03/07/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1578ER)
03/07/17  House: Signed by Speaker
03/10/17  Senate: Signed by President
03/13/17  Senate: Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/13/17
03/13/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/24/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 741 (effective 7/1/17)
03/24/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0741)