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CHAPTER 291--S.F.No. 3158

An act

relating to commerce; requiring Explore Minnesota Tourism to study vacation rental lodging; creating definitions; requiring a report.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

MINNESOTA VACATION RENTAL LODGING STUDY.

Explore Minnesota Tourism shall conduct a study of vacation rental lodging in Minnesota and report to the legislature any recommendations needed to protect consumers, ensure tax compliance, promote safe rentals, and promote tourism in Minnesota.

Explore Minnesota Tourism shall consult with the Minnesota Department of Revenue, Minnesota Department of Health, political subdivisions, and representatives of the tourism industry including resorts, bed and breakfast establishments, cabin owner associations, conventions and visitor bureaus, and others to determine and recommend regulations or legislation to define and promote the vacation rental lodging.

Explore Minnesota Tourism shall report by January 15, 2009, to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction over any recommendations developed from the study, including any proposed legislation.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Presented to the governor May 8, 2008

Signed by the governor May 12, 2008, 1:09 p.m.