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Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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DIGEST

Preemption of local bans on short term rentals. Provides that a local unit of government (local unit) shall not adopt any ordinance that restricts or prohibits the use of a person's primary residence as a short term rental, except for the following purposes: (1) The protection of the public's health and safety. (2) Residential use and zoning related to noise, protection of welfare, property maintenance, and nuisance issues. Provides that, in the case of residential property that is not the person's primary residence, a local unit may require a special exception, special use, or zoning variance for the short term Preemption of local bans on short term rentals. Provides that a local unit of government (local unit) shall not adopt any ordinance that restricts or prohibits the use of a person's primary residence as a short term rental, except for the following purposes: (1) The protection of the public's health and safety. (2) Residential use and zoning related to noise, protection of welfare, property maintenance, and nuisance issues. Provides that, in the case of residential property that is not the person's primary residence, a local unit may require a special exception, special use, or zoning variance for the short term rental of the property. Provides, however, that the local unit may not interpret and enforce the local unit's zoning regulations for a special exception, special use, or zoning variance in a manner that is intended or has the effect of prohibiting or unreasonably restricting all short term rentals of the property. Exempts ordinances adopted before January 1, 1970, that are contrary to the provisions of the bill. Excludes homeowners associations and similar property owners associations from the provisions of the bill. ... View more