Increase in Real Property Transfer Tax  

Brought forward by the City of Las Vegas, AB73 proposes a tax of $0.25/$500 of value imposed in counties with a population of 700,000 or more. This tax would be imposed at the time of transfer, i.e. real property transfer tax (RPTT). The county recorder would collect the tax and remit the proceeds to the Local Government Tax Distribution Account.

The bill would also allow cities to impose and collect an annual surcharge on users of the sewer system in an amount not to exceed $25.

Proceeds received by the county and each city through these two mechanisms must be used to provide services or affordable housing to the homeless or indigents.

The bill was referred to Assembly Taxation. No hearing has been scheduled at this time.



  Agents Responsible for Redacting Some Provisions in Recorded Documents  

Introduced by Senator Julia Ratti, SB117 seeks to address issues with CC&Rs that contain restrictions or prohibitions based on race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. The bill would make those restrictions or prohibitions void instead of voidable, eliminating the need to file an affidavit with the county recorder to void such restrictions or prohibitions. It also adds disability, familial status and sex to the list of restrictions and prohibitions that are void and unenforceable.

The measure would also prohibit a county recorder from providing a copy of an original recorded document (with limited exceptions) which contains any restriction or prohibition described above unless the county recorder redacts the copy of the document to remove that language, and adds an annotation to the redacted copy to state that the document has been redacted because those sections are void and unenforceable under the law.

Subsection 9 of the bill is where the Legislative Management Team has identified a significant problem for REALTORS®. It states that if an original recorded document contains such restriction or prohibition, a title insurance company, escrow company, real estate broker, real estate agent or homeowners' association shall not provide a copy of the original document and shall instead provide a redacted and annotated copy of the original.

The bill has been referred to Senate Judiciary. It has not been scheduled for a hearing at this time.



  Rent Control?  

Brought forward by Senator Julia Ratti, Chair of Senate Government Affairs, SB103 is one of the measures coming out of the Interim Committee on Affordable Housing. Senator Ratti was the Chair of that committee.

As introduced, this bill would allow a local government to reduce impact fees, building permit fees, and fees for an enterprise fund (under certain circumstances).

During the hearing in Senate Government Affairs on February 11, Senator Ratti proposed an amendment that would allow local governments to pass ordinances allowing rent control and inclusionary zoning.

Your Lobbying Team testified at the hearing in support of the bill as introduced, but strongly opposed to the amendment.



  Summary Evictions Increased Timelines  

SB151 would significantly increase the pay or quit timeline from 5 full days to 10 judicial days. It would also increase the period of time in which the constable has to remove a tenant in default of rental payment from within 24 hours after the court order to no earlier than 48 hours.

The bill would increase the amount of time a person has after receiving a written notice to surrender when the person holds over and continues possession of real property or a mobile home that has been sold or foreclosed upon from 3 days to 30 days.

It also changes the method of service for the notices to the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure or the Justice Court Rules of Civil Procedure.

The Legislative Management Team and the Lobbying Team will be working with legislators to explain how this would affect the rental market in the state.

SB151 has been referred to Senate Judiciary. It has not been scheduled for a hearing.



  2019 Session by the Numbers  

The 80th Session of the Nevada Legislature began on February 4, 2019. February 15 is day 12 of the 120-day session.

# of BDRs 1,039
# of Senate Bills 168
# of Assembly Bills 175
Bills Tracked by NVR 24
3/18 Bill introductions by legislators
3/25 Bill introductions by committees
4/12 First House committee passage
4/23 First House passage
5/1 Economic Forum
5/17 Second House committee passage
5/24 Second House passage
6/3 Sine Die


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February 15, 2019
 Inside this issue
2019 Major Investors
Investment completed as of January 8, 2019. Pledges listed for those who have invested at least $500 as of the above date.

Platinum R ($10,000+)

Your name here!

Golden R ($5,000+)

Nancy Anderson
Diane Brown
Todd Disbrow
Wendy DiVecchio
Azim Jessa
Heidi Kasama
Keith Lynam
Greg Martin
Doug McIntyre
Teresa McKee
George Peek
Merri Perry (pledge)
Chris Plastiras
Devin Reiss
Brandon Roberts
Leroy "Buck" Schaeffel
David R. Tina
Donald Wilkerson
Judie Woods

Crystal R ($2,500+)

Jillian Batchelor
Robert Andy Stahl (pledge)
Chantel Tilley (pledge)

Sterling R ($1,000+)

Katie Bawden
Becky Blankenburg
Lori Bottari
Paul Bottari
Leslie Cain
David Graham
Eric Heinen
Lori Jenkins
Joan Kuptz
Erika Lamb
Aldo Martinez
Jenny Minucci
Carol Murphy
Katherine Tatro
Julie Youngblood
2018 Major Investors
Investment completed as of December 31, 2018.

Platinum R ($10,000+)

Jack Woodcock

Golden R ($5,000+)

Nancy Anderson
Sabrina Belleci
Vandana Bhalla
Chris Bishop
Diane Brown
Todd Disbrow
Wendy DiVecchio
Ken Gragson
Azim Jessa
Heidi Kasama
Patty Kelley
Joanne Levy
Keith Lynam
Greg Martin
Doug McIntyre
Teresa McKee
Bobbi Miracle
George Peek
Chris Plastiras
Devin Reiss
Linda Rheinberger
Brandon Roberts
Buck Schaeffel
Kevin Sigstad
Dave J. Tina
Dave R. Tina
Judie Woods

Crystal R ($2,500+)

Jillian Batchelor
Thomas Blanchard
Robert Hamrick
Rosa Herwick
Soozi Jones-Walker
Charlie Kitchen
Terrence Moore
Bill Process
Pam Reese
Andy Stahl
Chantel Tilley
Melissa Zimbelman

Sterling R ($1,000+)

Christina Africk
Eliot Alper
Mark Ashworth
Forrest Barbee
Scott Beaudry
Paul Bell
Wende Bell
Becky Blankenburg
Steven Bohler
Lori Bottari
Paul Bottari
Denise Bremer
Mary Jo Brummer
Leslie Cain
Janet Carpenter
Sherrie Cartinella
Betty Chan
Teresa Chapman
Michael Clark
Catherine Colvin
Christina Cova-Simmons
Shawn Cunningham (pledge)
Anje deKnijk
Cheryl Delehanty
Stephanie Dibbs
Amber Diskin
Bill Driscoll
Barb Egan
Ellen Fahr
Tamara Fegert (pledge)
Deirdre Felgar
Pamela Fernandez
Margaret Finel
John Fisher
Kristi Fisher
Kellie Flodman (pledge)
Jim Forbus
Bob Fredlund
Ernie Freggiaro
Robert Getto
Jamie Golden
John Graham
Stephanie Grant
Molly Hamrick
Eric Heinen
Cheryl Henning
Danielle Hess
Suzett Hill
YaYa Jackoby
Lori Jenkins
Ronald Johnson
Lyn Karol
Keith Kelley
Tim Kelly Kiernan
Beth Kitchen
Jeanne Koerner
Joan Kuptz
Timothy Kuptz
April La Brie
Erika Lamb
Laura Levine
Stephen Lincoln
Robert Little
Deborah Logan
Marissa Lostra
Gary MacDonald
Shyla Magee
Karen Marsa
Aldo Martinez
Dennis McDuffee
Fred McElroy
Christopher McGarey
James McGuire
Margie McIntyre
Caroline Medina
JC Melvin
Michael Mentaberry
Grant Meyer
Theresa Meyer
Mark Miscevic
Laura Moline
Cassandra Mor
David Morris
Elie Morris
Matthew Mullin
Carol Murphy
Kendra Murray
Trish Nash
Michele Norris
Norma Opatik
Janet Pahl
Merri Perry
Debbie Primack
Dale Puhl
Pam Ricci
Yared Rivera
Ricci Rodriguez-Elkins
Vincent Rossi
Kellie Rubin
Marvin Rubin
Sarah Scattini
Neil Schwartz
Kirby Scofield
Sara Sharkey-Alexander
Krystal Sherry
Dusty Shipp
Mark Sivek
Cheryl Smith
Karen Smith (pledge)
Sandee Smith
Scott Smith
Trevor Smith
Lillian Spencer
Brad Spires
Marcella Syme
Katherine Tatro
Scott Tieche
Sandra Wakefield
Lisa Waldeck
Cherie Williams
James Winer
Anita Woodcock-Garritano
Julie Youngblood
Kamyar Zargari

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ECAR - Sterling R
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