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Note from the Lobbying Team

More than ever, we are living from one deadline to the next. Bills that are not exempt have to pass out of the second house by the end of today, Friday, May 26. Bills that are exempt must pass out of committee by next Wednesday, May 31. May 31 is also the day we expect to see the budget bills introduced.

We are counting down the days to sine die.

Cancellation of Contract by Electronic Transmission

SB255, the bill that would allow a purchaser to cancel a contract electronically after reviewing the resale package, passed out of the Assembly unanimously with an amendment that would allow an HOA to deliver a copy of a change to the governing documents in the manner generally required under other provisions of law rather than specifically be hand delivered or send via U.S. mail.

The Senate concurred with the Assembly amendment, and the bill is now on the Governor's desk for signature.

Flat Recording Fee

AB169 would change the recording fee schedule to a set fee of $25 regardless of how many pages are being recorded. Currently, the cost for recording documents is $10 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. This bill would also increase the technology fee from $3 to $5.

The Assembly concurred with the Senate amendment, and the measure is now with the Governor for signature.

Notarization of Rental Agreements

AB161 would require a disclosure at the top of rental agreements if the agreement is not signed by a property manager permitted under NRS 645. It would also create a rebuttable presumption that the tenant does not have lawful occupancy unless the rental agreement is notarized or signed by a property manager permitted under NRS 645 and includes the current address and phone number of the landlord or authorized agent.

This measure passed out of the Senate unanimously with the amendment. The Assembly must now vote to concur or not concur with the Senate amendment.

Foreclosure Mediation Program

SB490 would make the Foreclosure Mediation Program permanent and move it from the Supreme Court to the Housing Division within the Department of Business and Industry. It would also increase the fees from $400 to $600.

This bill is exempt from the deadlines, and passed out of the Senate unanimously on May 25. It now proceeds to the Assembly for a committee hearing.


The 79th Session of the Nevada Legislature began on February 6, 2017, and will adjourn sine die on June 6, 2017.

# of BDRs 1227
# of Senate Bills 571
# of Assembly Bills 548
Bills Tracked by NVAR 69
3/20 Bill Introductions by Legislators (204)
3/27 Bill Introductions by Committees (180)
4/14 First House Committee Passage (256)
4/25 First House Passage (16)
5/1 Economic Forum
5/19 Second House Committee Passage (35)
5/26 Second House Passage
6/5 Sine Die
May 26, 2017 EDITION

In this issue:

2017 Major Investors

Investment completed as of May 25, 2017. Pledges listed for those who have invested at least $300 as of the above date.

Platinum R ($10,000+)

Jack Woodcock

Golden R ($5,000+)

Nancy Anderson
Rick Brenkus
Diane Brown
Ken Gragson
Heidi Kasama
Keith Lynam
George Peek
Devin Reiss
Linda Rheinberger
Mark Stark 

Crystal R ($2,500+)

Tom Blanchard
Rosa Herwick
Charles Kitchen
Greg Martin
Buck Schaeffel
Kevin Sigstad (pledge)
Chantel Tilley (pledge)
Melissa Zimbelman 

Sterling R ($1,000+)

Forrest Barbee
Lee Barrett (pledge)
Scott Beaudry (pledge)
Chris Bishop (pledge)
Becky Blankenburg
Steve Bohler
Paul Bottari
Joe Brezny
Edee Campbell (pledge)
Janet Carpenter
Sherrie Cartinella
Betty Chan
Cathi Colvin (pledge)
Christina Cova-Simmons (pledge)
Shawn Cunningham (pledge)
Cheryl Delahanty
Amber DeLillo
Todd Disbrow
Wendy DiVecchio
Kellie Flodman
Ernie Freggiaro
John Graham
Bob Hamrick
Jessica James (pledge)
Azim Jessa
Soozi Jones-Walker
Keith Kelley (pledge)
Joan Kuptz
Tim Kuptz
Kris Layman
Stephen Lincoln (pledge)
Karen Marsa (pledge)
Penny Mayer
Doug McIntyre
Margie McIntyre (pledge)
Teresa McKee
JC Melvin
Theresa Meyer
Bobbi Miracle
Mark Miscevic
Cassandra Mor
Carol Murphy
Kendra Murray (pledge)
Debbie Primack
Bill Process (pledge)
Pam Reese
Tedd Rosenstein
Kellie Rubin
Marv Rubin
Neil Schwartz
Sandee Smith (pledge)
Lillian Spencer
Brad Spires
Marcella Syme (pledge)
Katherine Tatro
Dave Tina, Jr.
Dave Tina Sr.
Sandy Wakefield
Cherie Williams (pledge)
James Winer
Judie Woods
Julie Youngblood
Zar Zanganeh
Kamyar Zargari

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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