2020 LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK & BILL TRACKING
ORLA's focus during the 2020 Legislative Session was on a few key bills including lodging tax, high velocity gaming, and short-term rentals. However, the "short" session was called to an early end on March 5, leaving several bills to die, including HB 4047. This bill, if passed, would have kept the state lodging tax rate permanent at 1.8%. Although the bill did pass the House, it did not make it to a first reading on the Senate floor, which can only occur if there is quorum. Without HB 4047, the statewide lodging tax rate of 1.8 will sunset on July 1, 2020, and be reduced to 1.5 percent.
The following is a list of bills ORLA was tracking as of Wednesday, March 4:
ORLA's 2020 Legislative Framework:
If you have any questions, contact Greg Astley, Director of Government Affairs, at Astley@OregonRLA.org.
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