SB 451

85(R) - 2017
Senate Business & Commerce
Senate Business & Commerce
Business, Industry, & Commerce

Vote Recommendation

  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Kelly Hancock

Bill Caption

Relating to regulation of short-term rentals by municipalities and counties.

Fiscal Notes

From the Legislative Budget Board: no implication to the state is anticipated

Bill Analysis

SB 451 would amend the Local Government Code to add that a municipality or county may adopt or enforce a local law that specifically regulates property used as a short-term rental only if the local law’s primary purpose is to protect the public’s health and safety. A law may not be adopted that prohibits the use of a property as a short-term rental, regulates the marketplace, or charges the owner a tax or fee.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill enhances our free market and limited government principles by decreasing the severity of burdensome regulations on property rentals by local governments. We support SB 451.

Organizations Supporting

Texas Apartment Association

Organizations Opposed

City of Austin
City of Fort Worth
Texas Hotel and Lodging Association  
Texas Municipal League