VRMA staff continues to monitor HB 3253 and has engaged with the South Carolina Speaker of the House on this issue.
Leaders from across South Carolina were in capital Columbia in late April to talk about the future of short-term rentals in the state. Lawmakers were discussing House Bill 3253, which would take the power to regulate short-term rentals away from local municipalities and instead put it into the hands of the state. Several mayors were in attendance and shared their thoughts on the proposed bill. Some of the mayors were against the bill while others, like a business owner from Folly Beach, were in favor of the measure because they believe it would streamline things.
WCBD News 2 (SC) (04/27/23) Tim Renaud