HB 1725 - Under current law, lodging establishments within the state are not liable for the loss of certain items if the establishment has a safe and displays copies of certain statutes at the guest registration desk and in guest rooms, unless the guest offered to put the items in the safe and the establishment refuses or omits to deposit the items and give the guest a receipt for the deposited items.
This act adds safe deposit boxes to the statute, except that establishments are not required to provide a receipt for the deposited items unless they are deposited in a safe. The act also requires the safe or safe deposit boxes to be located behind the guest registration desk.
Lastly, the act exempts lodging establishments that publish current rates on the internet from the requirement to post rates in each guest room.
ERIC VANDER WEERD