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Committee updates: the LAC’s 2017 legislative session work

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 posted by Mindy Knudsen 8:50 PM
The Legislative Action Committee is back in action and gearing up for the 2017 Legislative Session.
Members of the LAC journeyed to Fillmore on May 18th for the Annual Planning Retreat. The Fillmore location is a tradition as it allows Northern and Southern Utah members the opportunity to meet face-to-face without having to travel a great distance in one day.
Our morning was dedicated to membership review, subcommittee appointments, fundraising goals, event planning, and public and legislative relations. We will again be distributing legislator welcome packets and plan to do so in late November or early December. Please contact Mindy at executivedirector@utahlac.com if you have legislative contacts and are interested in assisting us with hand delivering packets.
The afternoon was spent on legislative analysis and drafting. The Committee discussed a variety of topics, among them were:
Solar Access (2016 HB451)
Condominium and Community Ownership Amendments (2016 HB255)
Community Association Act Amendments (2016 HB273)
“Fix-it” bill to unify the two acts (Condominium & Community Association)
Solar is a big topic this year. LAC hosted a chapter luncheon on May 19th to discuss solar installations in community associations.  A panel of experts presented information on solar installations, legal concerns and answered general questions from attendees. As a follow-up to this luncheon, a survey was disbursed to gather feedback to help the LAC in drafting and/or fighting future legislation. With 200+ responses, we feel we have a much clearer picture of the position of members and the communities we represent. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Dates have been set for the following LAC events:
Southern Utah Solar Panel Discussion – Thursday, November 3rd (tentative)
2017 Community Association Day – Friday, February 3rd at the Capitol
Keith Schoen, who has been with the LAC since 2010, is retiring. We want to thank Keith for his years of service to the Committee as well as his tireless efforts to make the Southern Utah Golf Tournament a huge success.

Article by Sarah Crawford, LAC Chair and Director of Client Services at Morris Sperry Law.

The Legislative Action Committee is back in action and gearing up for the 2017 Legislative Session.

Members of the LAC journeyed to Fillmore on May 18th for the Annual Planning Retreat. The Fillmore location is a tradition as it allows Northern and Southern Utah members the opportunity to meet face-to-face without having to travel a great distance in one day.

Our morning was dedicated to membership review, subcommittee appointments, fundraising goals, event planning, and public and legislative relations. We will again be distributing legislator welcome packets and plan to do so in late November or early December. Please contact Mindy at executivedirector@utahlac.com if you have legislative contacts and are interested in assisting us with hand delivering packets.

The afternoon was spent on legislative analysis and drafting. The Committee discussed a variety of topics, among them were:

Solar Access (2016 HB451)

Condominium and Community Ownership Amendments (2016 HB255)

Community Association Act Amendments (2016 HB273)

“Fix-it” bill to unify the two acts (Condominium & Community Association)

Solar is a big topic this year. LAC hosted a chapter luncheon on May 19th to discuss solar installations in community associations. A panel of experts presented information on solar installations, legal concerns and answered general questions from attendees. As a follow-up to this luncheon, a survey was disbursed to gather feedback to help the LAC in drafting and/or fighting future legislation. With 200+ responses, we feel we have a much clearer picture of the position of members and the communities we represent. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Dates have been set for the following LAC events:

Southern Utah Solar Panel Discussion Thursday, November 3rd (tentative)

2017 Community Association Day Friday, February 3rd at the Capitol

Keith Schoen, who has been with the LAC since 2010, is retiring. We want to thank Keith for his years of service to the Committee as well as his tireless efforts to make the Southern Utah Golf Tournament a huge success.

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