The Hotel Advertising Transparency Act of 2019 would prohibit hotels and other places of short-term lodging from advertising a rate for a room that does not include all required fees other than taxes and fees imposed by a government.

The bill must first be passed by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce before it would go to a full House vote, followed by the same process in the Senate.

The Federal Trade Commission, along with attorneys general from across the country, would have the ability to enforce this provision through the Federal Trade Commission Act.