Category: Hospitality Legislation

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Federal Per Diem Increase for 2016

August 14, 2015, the federal General Services Agency (GSA) announced new increased federal per diem lodging rates for Fiscal Year 2016 (FY 2016) for cities across the...

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4th Amendment is violated by law that says hotels must show guest registries to cops

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a Los Angeles law requiring hotel operators to make guest registries available to police. Read article for more information: US...

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Federal Lodging Per Diem Rate Fiscal Years 2013 & 2014 for HATC Hotels

Federal Lodging Per-Diem Rate Fiscal Years 2013 & 2014 for HATC Hotels  City  County  FY 2013 & 2014  Arlington  Tarrant  $140.00  Fort Worth  Tarrant...

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Federal Lodging Per Diem Rate Fiscal Years 2012 & 2013 for HATC Hotels

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AH&LA Announces Block To Slash Government Per Diem Rates

AH&LA Blocks Move to Arbitrarily Slash Rates In response to AH&LA’s efforts on behalf of the lodging industry, the General Services Administration (GSA)...

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2012 US Dept of Labor Informational & Outreach Forum on August 16th

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State Agency Steps Up Elevator Enforcement

State Agency Steps Up Elevator Enforcement Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) announced it is tightening enforcement on the “firefighters...

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Contact Congress to Support the Pool SAFE Act

Lodging Needs to Extend Congressional Pressure As you know, AH&LA successfully secured a 60-day extension of the swimming pool and spa compliance deadline and...

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US Labor Department launches initiative to enforce wage and hour laws

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REMINDER: March 15, 2012 is the deadline to have your ADA compliant pool lift in place at your hotel.

March 15, 2012 is the deadline to have your ADA compliant pool lift in place at your hotel. Please download the ADA Standards for Accessible Design here.

HB 1 : Aggressive Cuts for Marketing Tourism…

Today, the Texas Legislature filed the first draft of the Texas state budget as House Bill 1.  To address the anticipated $27 billion shortfall in the budget, HB 1...

URGENT CALL TO ACTION: STATE TOURISM FUNDING

Many of you may have seen Labor Day press coverage of gubernatorial candidate Bill White calling for a zeroing-out of the state tourism budget. Since Mr. White first...

Healthcare Reform Law Update

Healthcare Reform:  Law summary Basics The new law will require most Americans to carry health insurance or pay a fine, beginning in 2014.  The law offers tax credits...

Internet Travel Tax Fairness Act (ITTFA): The Facts

Over the holiday weekend, the major online travel companies and their national trade association launched a very misleading email campaign to urge both the general...