A state-by-state guide to short-term rental legislation



Airbnb Hotel Industry
Campaign cash At least $920,000: The amount of cash Airbnb, its executives and top investors gave to candidates, parties and political groups focused on state races in the 2014 election. At least $11 million: The amount of cash the hotel and lodging industry gave to state candidates, parties, and political groups in the 2014 election.
Lobbying Airbnb is registered to lobby in at least four states: California, Florida, Oregon and Massachusetts. The Travel Technology Association, a trade association that represents Airbnb and other short-term rental sites, is registered to lobby in at least 20 states this year. The American Hotel & Lodging Association has state-level affiliates registered to lobby legislatures in at least 42 states this year. In Maine, Florida and North Carolina, they actively lobbied for legislation to level the playing field between Airbnb and traditional hotels.

Legislation status

No legislation proposed
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Pending legislation

Sources: Center for Public Integrity analysis of state lobbying records; campaign finance data from the National Institute on Money in State Politics and the Internal Revenue Service; legislative information from LegiScan and the National Conference of State Legislatures.