HOTEL SAFETY ISSUES.

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House Bill 352 (Public) Filed Monday, March 22, 2021
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THAT OCCUPANTS OF ACCOMMODATIONS PROVIDED BY HOTELS, MOTELS, OR SIMILAR LODGINGS DO NOT CREATE A TENANCY AND ARE NOT SUBJECT TO CHAPTER 42 OF THE GENERAL STATUTES AND TO CLARIFY THAT THESE OCCUPANCIES ARE GOVERNED BY THE STATUTES RELATING TO INNS, HOTELS, AND OTHER TRANSIENT OCCUPANCIES.
Intro. by Bradford, Mills, Moffitt, Richardson.

Status: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House action) (Aug 31 2021)

Bill History:

H 352

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Aug 31 2021 - More information

    The Governor vetoed the act on August 30, 2021. The Governor's objections and veto message are available here: https://webservices.ncleg.gov/ViewBillDocument/2021/52934/0/H352-BD-NBC-9147.


  • Summary date: Apr 14 2021 - More information

    House amendment makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

    Adds the following. Makes a conforming repeal of GS 42-39(a), which sets forth an exemption from the provisions of Article 5, which governs residential rental agreements, for transient occupancy in a hotel, motel, or similar lodging subject to regulation by the Commission for public health (as new GS 42-14.5, enacted by the act, exempts transient occupancies from the entire Chapter).


  • Summary date: Apr 13 2021 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Further amends GS 72-1 to also require innkeepers to provide suitable lodging accommodations for persons accepted as guests in a recreational vehicle park or campground. Revises the proposed definition of transient occupancy to include the rental of an accommodation by a recreational vehicle park or campground to the same guest or occupant for fewer than 90 consecutive days. Makes conforming changes to the act's effective date and application provisions. 


  • Summary date: Mar 22 2021 - More information

    Amends GS 72-1 to require an innkeeper to provide suitable lodging accommodations for persons accepted as guests in an inn, hotel, motel, or other similar transient occupancy (was, inn or hotel). Defines transient occupancy as the rental of an accommodation by an inn, hotel, motel, or similar lodging to the same guest or occupant for fewer than 90 consecutive days.

    Enacts new GS 42-14.5 providing that the provisions of GS Chapter 42 (landlord and tenant) do not apply to transient occupancies (as defined above). Specifies that an agreement related to a transient occupancy is not deemed to create a tenancy or a residential tenancy unless expressly provided in the agreement.

    Applies to a person renting an accommodation in a hotel, motel, or similar lodging facility on or after the date this act becomes law. Requires that a person's rental period be calculated from the first day of consecutive occupation, or right of occupation, in the lodging facility regardless of whether the period began before the act's effective date.


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