H.3187 Short Term Rental Bill
A bill was recently put forth by Rep. Garry R. Smith of Greenville that would prevent local governments from prohibiting and/or placing restricting on short-term rentals. The full language of the bill is below.
On January 8th, this bill was sent to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry - a committee on which I now serve. I am not in favor of this bill and will keep you informed of its progress.
H 3187 General Bill, by G.R. Smith A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 10 TO CHAPTER 1, TITLE 6 SO AS TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNING BODY OF A MUNICIPALITY OR COUNTY MAY NOT PROHIBIT VACATION RENTALS OR SHORT-TERM RENTALS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNING BODY OF A MUNICIPALITY OR COUNTY MAY NOT ENACT CERTAIN REGULATIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT A LODGING MARKETPLACE MAY REGISTER WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE FOR A LICENSE FOR THE COLLECTION AND REMITTANCE OF ALL TAXES, TO PROVIDE THAT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES THE GOVERNING BODY OF A MUNICIPALITY OR COUNTY MAY NOT LEVY CERTAIN FEES OR TAXES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS.