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H 4841 - Authorizes New Tax Regulations and Insurance Requirements for Short-Term Rentals - Massachusetts Key Vote

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Legislation - Became Law Without Governor's Signature (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes New Tax Regulations and Insurance Requirements for Short-Term Rentals

Legislation - Vetoed (Amendatory Veto) (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes New Tax Regulations and Insurance Requirements for Short-Term Rentals

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (30-8) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes New Tax Regulations and Insurance Requirements for Short-Term Rentals

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes new tax regulations and insurance requirements on Short-Term rentals, commonly associated with the website Airbnb.

Highlights:
  • Requires that operators in the short-term rental industries register their services through the executive office of housing and economic development in the state legislature (Sec. 1).
  • Requires that owners and operators of short-term rental properties maintain a liability insurance coverage plan of no less than $1 million (Sec. 9).

  • Establishes an excise tax on hotels and short-term rentals of a rate of 5 percent of the total amount of rent for each such occupancy and specifies that a city or town may impose a increased rate of not more than 6 percent of the rent for each such occupancy (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies that the city of Boston may impose an excise tax on hotels and other short-term rentals of not more than 6.5 percent (Sec. 3).

  • Prohibits an excise tax from being imposed on a hotel or short-term rental if the total amount of rent is less than $15 per day (Sec. 3).

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (119-30) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes New Tax Regulations and Insurance Requirements for Short-Term Rentals

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes new tax regulations and insurance requirements on Short-Term rentals, commonly associated with the website Airbnb.

Highlights:
  • Requires that operators in the short-term rental industries register their services through the executive office of housing and economic development in the state legislature (Sec. 1).
  • Requires that owners and operators of short-term rental properties maintain a liability insurance coverage plan of no less than $1 million (Sec. 9).

  • Establishes an excise tax on hotels and short-term rentals of a rate of 5 percent of the total amount of rent for each such occupancy and specifies that a city or town may impose a increased rate of not more than 6 percent of the rent for each such occupancy (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies that the city of Boston may impose an excise tax on hotels and other short-term rentals of not more than 6.5 percent (Sec. 3).

  • Prohibits an excise tax from being imposed on a hotel or short-term rental if the total amount of rent is less than $15 per day (Sec. 3).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes New Tax Regulations and Insurance Requirements for Short-Term Rentals

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