Note from Your Lobbying Team
Day 61 of our confinement in Carson City: we have now passed the halfway point, but have given up hopes of getting out early for good behavior.
All joking aside, we are now facing the next big deadline next Friday, when the bills have to pass out of the first house committee. What that means is that every bill must have a hearing, to get public comments, and a work session, where members of the committee debate the bill and any proposed amendments. Then the committee votes - if the bill passes out of committee, it is safe for a little longer. If a bill does not pass out of committee by next Friday, no further action will be allowed on that bill, unless the bill has an exemption.
There are a few bills we have talked about so far that have already cleared that hurdle:
- AB8 would allow cities who provide water and sewer service to add delinquent charges to the tax roll - passed with an amendment on April 6
- AB247 would allow for early lease termination for victims of certain crimes - passed out of Assembly Commerce and Labor with an amendment on March 17
- SB33 would prevent a foreclosure if the borrower is a servicemember under certain circumstances - passed out of Senate Judiciary with an amendment on March 16
- SB239 would allow an HOA to abate water or sewage leaks inside units under certain circumstances - passed out of Senate Judiciary with an amendment on April 3
- SB258 would require HOA courtesy notices to include an explanation and a photo if the alleged violation relates to a physical condition - passed out of Senate Judiciary on April 3
Foreclosure of Abandoned Residential Property
SB267 would extend provisions enacted in 2013 that allowed a process to expedite foreclosure on abandoned residential property. It also allowed local government to keep a registry of those properties deemed vacant. Those provisions are to sunset on June 30, 2017, and this bill would remove the sunset and keep this section of law on the books going forward.
NVAR supports this measure. It was heard in Senate Judiciary on April 4.
Implied Public Easement
In Nevada, there are two types of easements: express easement (such as right-of-ways and utility easements) and implied (by necessity, implication or prescription). Express easements typically have a written instrument that is negotiated by the parties. Implied easements can occur when certain facts are present - a lot of you may know a prescriptive easement as adverse possession.
AB380 seeks to shut off a new implied easement theory in Nevada and prevent property owners from losing part of the property rights under prescriptive easements. This seeks to protect owners of property who allow the public to use their lands - think about the Linq or the Park on the Strip, or outdoor malls that seek to create a pedestrian experience.
AB380 would allow a property owner to record a notice that expressly grants people to use the land by permission. When an owner grants permission to use their land, no one can get to the adverse element necessary to obtain an implied prescriptive easement.
NVAR supports. This bill was heard on April 5 in Assembly Judiciary.
2017 SESSION BY THE NUMBERS
The 79th Session of the Nevada Legislature began on February 6, 2017, and will adjourn sine die on June 6, 2017.
|# of BDRs
|# of Senate Bills
|# of Assembly Bills
|Bills Tracked by NVAR
||Bill Introductions by Legislators (204)
||Bill Introductions by Committees (180)
||First House Committee Passage
||First House Passage
||Second House Committee Passage
||Second House Passage
In this issue:
2017 Major Investors
Investment completed as of April 6, 2017. Pledges listed for those who have invested at least $300 as of the above date.
Platinum R ($10,000+)
Golden R ($5,000+)
Crystal R ($2,500+)
Chantel Tilley (pledge)
Sterling R ($1,000+)
Forrest Barbee (pledge)
Lee Barrett (pledge)
Scott Beaudry (pledge)
Chris Bishop (pledge)
Edee Campbell (pledge)
Christina Cova-Simmons (pledge)
Keith Kelley (pledge)
Bill Process (pledge)
Sandee Smith (pledge)
Dave Tina, Jr.
Dave Tina Sr.
Cherie Williams (pledge)
Association Corporate Investors
NVAR - Platinum R
GLVAR - Platinum R
RSAR - Crystal R
SNAR - Crystal R
SNCCIM - Crystal R
ECAR - Sterling R
IVBOR - Sterling R
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