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Ind. Gov't. - State preemption of local bans on short term rentals passes house

Updating earlier ILB posts, Chris Sirich reported late yesterday for the Indianapolis Star:On its second try, the Indiana House passed legislation to prevent local governments from banning Airbnb and similar short-term rental services. The House voted 53-40 Tuesday to approve...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on February 15, 2017 10:25 AM

Ind. Gov't. - State preemption of local bans on short term rentals eligible for vote again today

Updating earlier ILB posts on HB 1133, the Airbnb bill (state preemption of local bans on short term rentals), Katie Stancombe of The Statehouse File reported at length yesterday in a story at the IBJ headed "Bill on short-term rentals...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on February 9, 2017 11:37 AM

Ind. Gov't. - Still more on "Carmel cracks down on homeowners listing their property on Airbnb" [Updated]

Updating this Jan. 18th ILB post, the Indianapolis Star has a long story by Chris Sikich. Some quotes [ILB emphasis]:Now, local entrepreneurs such as McCormack who have been making money using their homes for short-term rentals are in a tough...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on January 23, 2017 01:15 PM

Ind. Gov't. - More on "Carmel cracks down on homeowners listing their property on Airbnb"

Updating this ILB post from earlier today, Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today on yesterday's hearing on HB 1133, in a story headed "Bill would allow short-term rentals: Property owners use online sites to lease rooms,...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on January 18, 2017 10:54 AM

Ind. Gov't. - "Carmel cracks down on homeowners listing their property on Airbnb"

Last session, the Indiana General Assembly banned local governments from restricting single-use plastic bags. Here is a long list of posts, highlights include:"'State to locals: You can't do that. Or that.' The illusion of home rule" - IndyStar, March 7,...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on January 18, 2017 09:02 AM

Ind. Gov't. - "ALEC to hold national meeting in Indianapolis"

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette is reporting:The American Legislative Exchange Council is having its 43rd annual meeting in Indianapolis July 27 to 29. The nonpartisan group is an organization of legislators from around the country focusing on...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on July 7, 2016 02:22 PM

Ind. Gov't. - "Indiana could tax online travel sites"

Updating this ILB post from Jan. 18th, on SB 309 and the Orbitz case (re whether online travel sites are subject to sales tax and on what basis), which was argued 2 years ago and is awaiting a decision from...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on January 21, 2016 08:58 AM