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State lawmakers looking at Airbnb law

Apr 09, 2019 12:45 pm
WHEC-TV is reporting New York lawmakers are considering a new proposal for statewide regulations for home-sharing platforms such as Airbnb. Legislation announced April 9, would limit New York property owners to listing a single property on home-sharing sites, and prohibit short-term rentals in affordable housing units. It would also require short-term rentals to be registered with the state. The bill's two Senate sponsors say it balances the need for home sharing regulations with New Yorkers' need to use short-term rentals as a way to make extra income. Airbnb's head of policy and communications, Chris LeHane, said the San Francisco-based company supports the legislation. Read the full story at WHEC [dot] com.