Lawmakers vote to strip cities of power to ban Airbnbs
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have passed a bill to strip cities of their power to ban short-term rentals such as Airbnb.
The measure won final approval Friday with a 46-0 vote. It now goes to the governor.
The bill by state Sen. Adam Morfeld, of Lincoln, still allows cities to tax short-term rentals and regulate them for health and public safety purposes.
It also gives online short-term rental companies to enter into an agreement with the state to collect and pay sales taxes that are owed.