2023 End of Session ReportJune, 1 2023
The 2023 Legislative Session produced very important results for the Texas lodging industry, but it’s not over just yet. A special session has been ordered. Read our Texas Legislature End of Session Report.
Major Issues we are TrackingApril, 27 2023
The 88th Session of the Texas Legislature is well underway. Of the 500 plus bills being tracked by THLA, the most critical relate to short-term rentals, labor and employment, hotel occupancy tax, and property tax.
Meet Mayur Patel, THLA’s 2023 ChairmanFebruary, 28 2023
THLA is delighted to welcome Mayur Patel to the role of THLA’s Chairman of the Board for 2023
Legislative UpdateDecember, 21 2022
Bill pre-filing is underway, and THLA is preparing for the 2023 Texas legislative session.
As of December 21st, 1,457 bills have been filed, which is already a sharp increase from two years ago.
Texas Travel Industry Recovery Program DetailsSeptember, 27 2022
July 28th Update: The Office of the Governor has delayed the application dates for the TTIRP
Hurricane Resouces for HotelsSeptember, 10 2022
Register your property to participate in FEMA’s Emergency Lodging Assistance Program (ELA). Hotels can seek direct payment for the rooms from FEMA’s agent, Corporate Lodging Consultants (CLC).
Hurricane Resouces for Hotel GuestsMay, 19 2022
Are you a storm evacuee in need of financial assistance for lodging? We suggest contacting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA )
Supreme Court ruling upholds cities’ ability to regulate advertising signageApril, 26 2022
City regulations governing business signage have a big impact on hotel construction, remodeling, and general operations.
Federal news: Supreme Court blocks federal vaccine mandate for large employers; OSHA pulls down emergency ruleJanuary, 28 2022
Following a January 13, 2022 U.S. Supreme Court blocking OSHA’s vaccine emergency temporary standard (ETS) from taking effect for employers with 100 or more employees, OSHA formally withdrew the ETS… Read more »
Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Training: January UpdateJanuary, 28 2022
Training Programs: As THLA previously reported, Texas’s new human trafficking prevention training requirement for hotel employees formally took effect on January 1st. The new law is administered by the Texas… Read more »