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2016 Statute


12-1692.Promotion of tourism and conventions; definitions. As used in this act, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them herein:

(a) "Person" means an individual, firm, partnership, corporation, joint venture or other association of persons;

(b) "Hotel, motel or tourist court" means any structure or building which contains rooms furnished for the purposes of providing lodging, which may or may not also provide meals, entertainment or various other personal services to transient guests, and which is kept, used, maintained, advertised or held out to the public as a place where sleeping accommodations are sought for pay or compensation by transient or permanent guests and having more than two bedrooms furnished for the accommodation of such guests;

(c) "Transient guest" means a person who occupies a room in a hotel, motel or tourist court for not more than 28 consecutive days;

(d) "Business" means any person engaged in the business of renting, leasing or letting living quarters, sleeping accommodations, rooms or a part thereof in connection with any motel, hotel or tourist court;

(e) "Convention and tourism promotion" means: (1) Activities to attract visitors into the community through marketing efforts, including advertising, directed to at least one of the five basic convention and tourism market segments consisting of group tours, pleasure travelers, association meetings and conventions, trade shows and corporate meetings and travel; and (2) support of those activities and organizations which encourage increased lodging facility occupancy; and

(f) "Accommodations broker" means any business which maintains an inventory of two or more rooms in one or more locations which are offered for pay to a person or persons for not more than 28 consecutive days.

History: L. 1975, ch. 490, § 1; L. 1992, ch. 117, § 1; L. 1997, ch. 185, § 2; July 1.