The CEO and President of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, Chip Rogers, issued a statement in response to the veto of an essential hotel employee safety bill by Arizona Governor, Katie Hobbs. The bill in question is the Arizona House Bill 2379.
The statement reads:
“We are disappointed that Governor Hobbs vetoed an important hotel employee safety bill—HB 2379,” said Rogers. “At its core, this bill was about keeping hotel employees safe. It would have prevented the government from requiring Arizona hotels to house the homeless right next to paying guests without necessary wraparound social services.”
“At the American Hotel & Lodging Association, we are currently fighting against a proposed mandate to house homeless in Los Angeles, California, hotels. HB 2379 would have served as a vital safeguard to prevent these harmful policies from spreading to Arizona. We applaud the bill sponsor, Representative Matt Gress, for his leadership in taking a proactive stance against this kind of mandate. We hope the governor will reconsider her stance and join us in our efforts to protect Arizona hotel workers.”