Maine LD 436: An Act To Require Providers of Short-term Lodging To Be Licensed by the State


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Principal Sponsor: Sen. John Patrick of Oxford: (D – District 18) — e-mail | Facebook

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2/24/2015 Senate Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Brakey of Androscoggin REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
2/24/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
4/21/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text


An Act To Require Providers of Short-term Lodging To Be Licensed by the State

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 22 MRSA 2491, sub- 7-F, as amended by PL 2013, c. 264, 4, is further amended to read:

7-F. Lodging place. “Lodging place” means a building or structure, or any part of a building or structure, used, maintained, advertised or held out to the public as a place where sleeping accommodations are furnished to the public for business purposes. “Lodging place” includes, but is not limited to, hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts and inns where the owner or managing entity maintains the lodging facilities and the structures are located in the same general physical location. “Lodging place” includes a property under common management where 4 or more rooms, cottages or condominium units are rented to the public , or where any number of rooms are rented to the public for overnight occupancy. “Lodging place” does not include vacation rentals, youth camps, dormitories of charitable, educational or philanthropic institutions, fraternity or sorority houses affiliated with educational institutions, permanent residences, rooming houses, tenancies at will or rental properties with tenant and landlord relationships.

Sec. 2. 22 MRSA 2491, sub- 10-C is enacted to read:

10-C. Overnight occupancy. “Overnight occupancy” means rental by the owner and occupation by the public of a lodging place for a period of less than 7 consecutive days for a fee.

Sec. 3. 22 MRSA 2491, sub- 17, as enacted by PL 2013, c. 264, 5, is amended to read:

17. Vacation rental. “Vacation rental” means a residential property that is rented for vacation, leisure or recreation purposes for a day, a week or a month, and typically under 30 days but not for more than an entire summer or winter season, to a person who has a place of permanent residence to which the person intends to return.


This bill defines “overnight occupancy” in the laws governing lodging places and requires renters who provide overnight occupancy to the public to be licensed by the State. It also provides that a property rented as a vacation rental must be rented for a minimum of 7 days.

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