Rental Registry Relegated to a Study

A bill that would have created a statewide rental registry was amended by the House Ways and Means Committee to fundamentally stall the bill and delay the intended progress toward equity in the lodging industry and data to aid housing solutions until next session. Before being amended, H.276 would have been a step forward to leveling the playing field for the lodging industry by ensuring a safe rental environment, moving towards equity in the lodging marketplace, and providing information for future pragmatic policy decisions. 

The Vermont Chamber will continue to be engaged on this issue throughout the remainder of the session and is expected to testify further.