Legislation to create state registry of short-term, third-party rentals moves forward

LEGISLATION THAT WOULD require a state registry of short-term rental homes using web platforms would include properties in Newport, such as these Airbnb listings advertising July 1-9 availabilities. / AIRBNB.COM SCREENSHOT
PROVIDENCE – Legislation that would establish a short-term rental registry across Rhode Island was approved this week by the R.I. Senate. The bill, S0501A, is sponsored by Sen. Dawn Euer, D-Newport. It would require owners of properties listed on third-party short-term rental platforms, such as Airbnb Inc. or VRBO, to register the site with the…

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