You are here:  Home  >  Government and Politics  >  Current Article

Democrats present proposal to repeal 2016 law on short-term, vacation rentals

Posted by   /  November 15, 2019  /  No Comments

    Print       Email
Real estate broker Greg Hague explains why he believes the 2016 law stripping local governments of their ability to regulate short-term rentals should be repealed. With him are Reps. Isela Blanc and Aaron Lieberman, the prime sponsors of a bill introduced Friday to do just that. /Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times

Calling the law a mistake, two House Democrats are leading the charge to repeal a 2016 measure that stripped cities and towns of their ability to regulate short-term and vacation rentals.

But a key Republican lawmaker, no fan of that 2016 law, said outright repeal is not politically realistic.

Rep. Aaron Lieberman, D-Paradise Valley, acknowledged Friday that the original measure passed with bipartisan support. The legislation was promoted to lawmakers as a way for people to get a little extra money by renting out a spare bedroom for special events.

But the reality, he said, has been quite different, with investors buying up homes solely to rent them out for weekends, creating de facto hotels.


    Print       Email

Leave a Reply

You might also like...

Latest updates on cities around Arizona and their operations during the virus chaos

Read More →