CHICAGO (CBS) — A City Council panel has given preliminary approval to changes in the regulations governing Airbnb and other vacation home-sharing websites, only eight months after aldermen passed the original ordinance.

The Emanuel administration was trying to get ahead of two lawsuits challenging the home-sharing regulations approved in June 2016.

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The changes approved Wednesday by the Committee on License and Consumer Protection would strip the ordinance of a requirement that people who rent out their homes or condos to provide City Hall with a guest list on demand.

Hosts would still have to maintain guests lists for three years, but the lists would only have to be turned over when there is a “proper search warrant, administrative subpoena, judicial subpoena or other lawful procedure to compel the production of records that affords the licensee an opportunity for pre-compliance review by a neutral decision maker.”

Shorge Kenneth Sato, an attorney representing Airbnb owners in one of the lawsuits against the city, said there are still objections to a provision allowing the city to require inspections at any time.

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“There should be a procedure when before you send … a building inspector or a health inspector into somebody’s home, that a subpoena or some sort of pre-compliance review [be required],” Sato said.

Ald. Michele Smith (43rd), whose ward is home to more than 500 Airbnb listings, and who has called for even tighter regulation of home-sharing rentals, said the ordinance should remain in place as it is.

“You seek to have it both ways; both to enjoy the profits that come from being a member of this industry, with really not having to bear the responsibilities,” she said.

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The License Committee signed off on the proposed changes to the ordinance. The full City Council could vote next week.