Legislative Action Summit 

Annually, the California Hotel & Lodging Association, in conjunction with the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) and the California Association of Bed and Breakfast Inns (CABBI), hosts the California Lodging Industry Legislative Action Summit (LAS). The LAS highlights include the opportunity to understand how the legislative process works in Sacramento, what the critical legislative issues facing our industry are and how you can influence legislative proposals. Learn from legislative professionals and speak to California’s political leaders on the issues that matter most to the lodging industry. No other CH&LA event offers the same level of insight on legislative issues and access to California’s political leaders. Please check back in January 2019 for information on the next Legislative Action Summit. 

 

 

Check out coverage from previous Legislative Action Summits below:

On Wednesday March 7, 2018, CH&LA, AAOHA, CABBI and ARDA hosted their 17th Annual Legislative Action Summit at the Sheraton Grand in Sacramento, CA.  Participants attending represented over 70 different hotels, resorts, universities, development companies, vendors, management, and hospitality groups.

Presenters included:

  • Senator Scott Wiener, California State Senate
  • Michael Jacobson, Senior Director of Industry Relations and Political Engagement, U.S. Travel Association
  • Chip Rogers, President & CEO, AAHOA
  • Allan Zaremberg, President & CEO of CalChamber
  • John Caldwell, Public Policy Advocates

Attendees ended the day meeting with their elected representatives at the State Capitol. During the meetings with legislators and their staff, attendees discussed the industry's positions on bills regarding panic buttons and human trafficking. 


On Wednesday March 15, 2017, CH&LA, AAOHA, CABBI and ARDA hosted their 16th Annual Legislative Action Summit at the Sutter Club in Sacramento, CA.  Participants attending represented over 60 different hotels, resorts, universities, development companies, vendors, management, and hospitality groups.

Presenters included:

  • Senator Toni Atkins, California State Senate
  • Vanessa Sinders, Senior Vice President and Department Head of Government Affairs of AH&LA
  • Chip Rogers, President & CEO, AAHOA
  • John Myers, Sacramento Bureau Chief, Los Angeles Times
  • Ralph Heim and John Caldwell, Public Policy Advocates

Attendees ended the day with over 65 visits at the State Capitol, meeting with Legislators and staff to discuss the industry's positions on short-term rentals and human trafficking. 


On Wednesday March 2, 2016, CH&LA, AAOHA, and CABBI hosted their 15th Annual Legislative Action Summit at the Sutter Club in Sacramento, CA.  Participants attending represented over 50 different hotels, resorts, universities, development companies, vendors, management, and hospitality groups.

Presenters included:

  • Senator Mike McGuire, California State Senate
  • Michael Jacobson, Director of Industry Relations and Political Engagement, U.S. Travel Association
  • Chip Rogers, President & CEO, AAHOA
  • Marty Wilson, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs, CalChamber
  • Ralph Heim and John Caldwell, Public Policy Advocates

Attendees ended the day with over 60 visits at the State Capitol, meeting with Legislators and staff to discuss the industry's positions on short-term rentals and human trafficking. 


On Wednesday March 18, 2015, CH&LA, AAOHA, and CABBI hosted their 14th Annual Legislative Action Summit.  Participants attending represented over 50 different hotels, resorts, universities, development companies, vendors, management, and hospitality groups.

Presenters included:

  • Senator Mike McGuire, California State Senate
  • Vanessa Sinders, Senior Vice President and Department Head of Government Affairs of AH&LA
  • Chip Rogers, AAHOA
  • Allan Zaremberg, President & CEO of CalChamber
  • Ralph Heim and John Caldwell, Public Policy Advocates

Attendees ended the day with over 60 visits at the State Capitol, meeting with Legislators and staff to discuss issues such as short term rental fairness and total compensation for tipped employees.