Nevada lawmakers shouldn’t strip citizens of opportunities to improve their lives or support their families.
In Las Vegas, the City Council banned home-sharing and short-term rentals, which is a policy that restricts competition and innovation in the marketplace.
This ordinance erects barriers to opportunity for Nevadans looking to earn a few extra bucks. It would also restrict visitor access to competitively priced accommodations.
We should not make this a statewide policy.
Nevada should legalize short-term rentals by exempting owner-occupied (people who reside in the home full time) rentals and ensuring those who are doing short-term rentals in owner non-occupied properties are able to do so throughout the entire state. These owners should be able to simply register with a business license and pay taxes which would be collected by local municipalities through the option of having 3rd party platform collect and remit them to the government on behalf of the property owner.
Lawmakers should also reduce misdemeanors, fine amounts, and also place an incentive to have law-abiding citizens unaware of such fines to be able to correct their actions by either complying with the regulations or cease activities in which case the fine is null and voided.
More people will thrive in the modern economy when we make it easier, not harder, for would-be entrepreneurs with a good idea or product to compete.
Urge your State Legislators to reject this burdensome ordinance!