By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy
A bill with the backing of 57 Arizona lawmakers from both parties aims to add new regulations to short-term and vacation rental properties, like those rented through popular online rental websites AirBnB and VRBO.
House Bill 2672, sponsored by Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, adds restrictions on the number of people allowed in a short-term or vacation rental property and would require the installation of security equipment, among other additional regulatory measures.
Laura Rillos, a spokeswoman for AirBnB, said the company is currently reviewing the bill.
“It’s important any new laws do not impose unnecessary, onerous requirements on our Arizona hosts, the vast majority of whom are sharing the homes in which they live in order to earn meaningful extra money,” Rillos said.