Continue to Oppose Egregious Changes to Landlord/Tenant Law  

We discussed SB256 in the last three weeks' Advocate (3/293/223/15), and how it would make several changes to landlord/tenant law that are of concern for property managers and homeowners.




  HOA Resale Package  

We discussed AB335 previously in the 3/22 Advocate. On Tuesday, the Assembly Government Affairs Committee heard AB335. NVR Legislative Chairman Kevin Sigstad, along with representatives of the Nevada Land Title Association and the Community Association Managers Executive Association (CAMEO), sat alongside Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui in support of AB335. As reported previously, AB335 is a REALTOR® initiated bill to address our concerns with real estate transactions in HOAs. Passage of AB335 would provide for a smoother transaction for all HOA-related real estate deals, and means sustained long-term stability for HOA management.

"This has been an almost 20 months long project and we wanted everyone who was going to be affected to have a seat at the table. Together, we respectfully discussed our differences and our needs, and in the end we came to the bill you have before you," (3:10 of video on hearing) stated Assemblywoman Jauregui. 

"We wanted to streamline the process and make it work better for everybody, that it would be better than coming here and fighting over it and in the end not getting what anybody wants," (6:40 of video) stated Sigstad. He went on to say, "Often times, the transaction will fall apart and we have to market it again, put it back into escrow, so we were looking at repeated costs to go out and get these packages. With the extension to 90 days on the resale package, hopefully that eliminates or at least minimizes those expenses going forward." (7:10 of video)

The Lobbying Team is now waiting for the Assembly Government Affairs to process the conceptual amendments provided at the hearing, and to pass the bill out of committee.



  Restricting HOA from Prohibiting Pet Ownership  

AB161 would restrict an HOA from prohibiting an owner from keeping at least one pet within his or her residence, subject to the HOA's reasonable rules relating to pet ownership. If an HOA adopts a rule restricting the number of pets kept by an owner, this bill would require that the rule apply prospectively, prohibiting the association from restricting an owner from continuing to keep a pet that otherwise complied with the previous rules of the HOA.

The bill was heard in Assembly Government Affairs on February 27. At the work session on April 5, the bill sponsor presented a conceptual amendment that would clarify that HOAs that currently prohibit pet ownership do not have to abandon an existing restriction and that newly formed HOAs would be allowed to restrict pet ownership.



  Allowing Pets in Low-Income Housing  

SB367 would allow tenants of housing acquired, constructed or rehabilitated with any money from the Account for Low-Income Housing to keep one or more pets within the residence in accordance to any applicable laws and ordinances.

It would not prohibit the enforcement of policies that could include compliance with noise and sanitation standards, registration of the pet with the owner, restraint of the pet in common areas, timely removal of pet excrement and vaccination requirements. This measure would not apply to service animals or service animals in training.

It was heard in Senate Government Affairs on April 1.



  Revisions to the Definitions of Affordable Housing  

SB473 would redefine the term "affordable housing" in statute and establish a 3-tiered definition of affordable housing. The affordable housing would mean a household which has a monthly gross income (MGI) equal to:

  • no more than 60% (Tier 1)
  • more than 60% but no more than 80% (Tier 2)
  • more than 80% but no more than 120% (Tier 3)

of the median MGI for the county where the housing is located; AND housing that costs no more than 30% of the MGI of a household whose income:

  • equals 60% (Tier 1)
  • equals 80% (Tier 2)
  • equals 120% (Tier 3)

of the median MGI for the county where it is located.

This bill was heard in Senate Government Affairs on April 1 and passed out of committee unanimously on April 5.



  Housing Advisory Committee Revival  

AB476 would recreate and revise the Advisory Committee on Housing that was repealed in 2017. It would also codify and revise the Committee on Private Activity Bonds, currently in regulation, and require communication between the two committees. A conceptual amendment was presented at the hearing that would ensure a REALTOR® would be one of the nine members of the Housing Advisory Committee. The bill was heard on April 4.



  2019 Session by the Numbers  

The 80th Session of the Nevada Legislature began on February 4, 2019. April 5 is day 61 of the 120-day session.

# of BDRs 1,262
# of Senate Bills 516
# of Assembly Bills 516
Bills Tracked by NVR 88
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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