Missouri House passes legislation to protect Airbnb

Missouri House members on Monday voted 85-66 to protect lodging websites such as Airbnb from local ordinances that could regulate the services out of business in the state.

The legislation, which also includes a laundry list of other provisions, already passed the Senate, but will head back to that chamber because of amendments.

The provision would bar local ordinances from banning or “unreasonably restricting” residents from renting out their homes to vacationers through travel sites. Current restrictions could stay in place, and cities could impose limits for safety reasons.

Read more: Columbia Missourian


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