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Note from the Lobbying Team

Session is set to sine die at midnight on Monday night, June 5, and budget bills are being heard and voted on this week. You may have heard in the media that the Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), a priority for Governor Sandoval, will be part of the end game. The Governor could veto many of the democratic bills on his desk if legislators do not get to an agreement on ESAs. It is an interesting dynamic in the capital city.

Most bills have passed out of both houses by now, and bills that were amended in the second house are going back to the first house for concurrence. What that means is that the first house gets to consider the changes made after they last saw the bill, and decide whether they agree with those changes or not. If they do agree, the bill goes to the Governor. If they do not agree with the second house changes, the bill goes back to the second house, who then decides whether to keep or rescind their changes. If they rescind the changes, the bill version passed in the first house goes to the Governor. If they keep the changes, the bill goes to a conference committee.

A conference committee is composed of two Democrats and one Republican from each house. The problematic thing about conference committees is that they most often meet on very short notice, and any amendment can be proposed and adopted without a public hearing. Tricky things can happen during those meetings, and the Lobbying Team is keeping a close eye on all of them.

Are we done yet?

HOA Courtesy Notices to Include Explanation, Photo

SB258 would authorize an HOA to send a written notice to cure an alleged violation without the imposition of a fine, and the notice would have to include an explanation and photo if the alleged violation relates to a physical condition.

The measure was amended in the Assembly to replace that a notification to the "owner and tenant" should be to the "owner and, if different, a person responsible for curing the alleged violation." The Senate did not concur in this amendment, and the Assembly did not rescind its amendment, which means the bill now goes to a conference committee.

We are already hearing that harmful amendments related to HOAs might be proposed in conference committee, so the Lobbying Team is watching carefully what is happening with SB258.

Post-Session Debrief at Your Local Association

Session will be done by Monday at midnight, and we already have scheduled some post-session debriefs at local associations. If you are interested in hearing from our Lobbying Team, plan on attending one of them.

Association Date and Time Details
GLVAR June 8, 8:30 am Political Affairs Committee
GLVAR Classroom A
No RSVP necessary
RSAR June 13, 8:30 am RSAR General Membership Meeting
No RSVP necessary 
SNAR June 14, noon Luncheon
Genoa Lakes Golf Club
RSVP to SNAR Office, $20
IVBOR June 27, 8:30 am Parasol Foundation, Incline Village
No RSVP necessary 
ECAR Coming soon!  


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

# of BDRs 1235
# of Senate Bills 578
# of Assembly Bills 551
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 (13)
6/5 Sine Die
June 2, 2017 EDITION

In this issue:

2017 Major Investors

Investment completed as of June 1, 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
Patty Kelley (pledge)
Keith Lynam
George Peek
Devin Reiss
Linda Rheinberger
Mark Stark
Dave Tina, Jr. (pledge) 

Crystal R ($2,500+)

Tom Blanchard
Rosa Herwick
Charles Kitchen
Greg Martin
Chris Plastiras (pledge)
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
Blane Johnson
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 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

Contact NVAR

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