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The Fair Political Practices Commission recently changed its conflict of interest regulation concerning real property owned or leased by public officials. The old rule was that if an official owned (or had a long-term lease...more
On June 30th, the Pennsylvania House and Senate adopted a budget for FY 2014-15 which requires no major tax increases. The Governor signed the budget and accompanying Fiscal Code bill on July 10th, after making several line...more
Last April, we wrote about the significant changes to the North Carolina mechanics lien laws, which are continuing to create issues and opportunities for owners, contractors, subcontractors and title companies working in the...more
This North Carolina update discusses significant legislative, judicial, and administrative developments in North Carolina tax laws during the period October 2013 through April 2014, including the outlook for the upcoming...more
A tax reform proposal released by the Senate Finance Committee would have a major impact on the real estate industry, according to comments submitted to the committee by a number of industry groups. If enacted in their...more
On January 9, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2279, the Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act. The package, composed of three separate bills, seeks to modernize existing federal law and increase the role...more
On November 21, 2013, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus released the third package in a series of "Staff Discussion Drafts" containing proposals to reform the tax code. This third set of proposals focuses on...more
A bill to amend the Endangered Species Act (ESA)—entitled the Endangered Species Management Self-Determination Act (Bill)—has been introduced in the United States Senate. The Bill, authored by Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Mike...more
Congressional Consideration Continues, Including Provisions That Would Impact the Real Estate Industry -
The House Ways & Means Committee is currently holding Member-level discussions on tax reform and is in the...more
Governor Christie yesterday signed into law legislation that amends the Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL) to expand authorization for the use of cluster developments. The legislation, S2608 (Senators Van Drew and Oroho)/A3761...more
Overhaul of Revenue Collection Statutes Goes into Effect this Fall -
The most comprehensive overhaul of Connecticut’s municipal revenue collection statutes in decades will go into effect on October 1, 2013. Public Act...more
HB 73- Omnibus Legislation -
This bill containing 74 pages is a "stripped down" version of a bill which passed the House last year but failed to obtain Senate approval. It contains a potpourri of changes to the...more
The Obama administration recently approved more than $1.8 billion in aid to help New Jersey residents and businesses recover from Hurricane Sandy. The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for New Jersey, part of a...more
Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 1770 (CS/SB 1770) passed by the 2013 Florida Legislature creates a “keep-out” clearinghouse to reduce the size and type of exposures insured by Citizens Property Insurance Corporation...more
The court of appeal recently upheld its previous ruling that a parcel tax approved by Alameda Unified School District (“District”) voters violates the Government Code’s restriction that special taxes apply “uniformly to all...more
Multiple bills regarding the power and exercise of eminent domain, both generally and by common carriers, have been filed during the current Texas legislative session. Below, please find a list of those bills with a brief...more
Below is a summary of the court of appeal’s initial decision in Borikas v. Alameda Unified School District, which was filed on December 6, 2012. However, please note that the appellate court has subsequently granted a...more
Today, the impact of the legislation passed by the House and Senate and autopenned into law by President Obama is still being digested and the entirety of its impact is still being analyzed for its impact on businesses,...more
On January 2, 2013, President Barack Obama signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R. 8) into law which, in addition to addressing other "fiscal cliff" issues, extends the New Markets Tax Credit ("NMTC") Program...more
Governor Christie has signed an amendment to the Permit Extension Act that extends the validity of certain development “approvals” to December 31, 2014. This was the third amendment to the Act, which was originally signed...more
Although SRRA seems to be thorough and well written, there will be amendments to laws that were not anticipated or addressed in the legislative process that could be problematic for persons remediating property....more
Issues related to property taxes extend beyond levies, collections, assessment appeals and refunds. Two recent decisions, one from the Illinois Supreme Court and the other from the Illinois Appellate Court, examine the...more
Florida has 11 proposed amendments to its state constitution, some of which will impact Florida's real estate industry directly while others may have more of an indirect impact on real estate development and investment here. ...more
In recognition of the complexity and political rancor surrounding CEQA reform, Governor Jerry Brown quipped this week that CEQA reform was "the Lord's work." Concurrent with his comments, major CEQA reforms were being...more
Farmington, New Britain, Norwich, Stamford and Windham pushed legislation through the Connecticut General Assembly which would have allowed them to postpone their scheduled 2012 revaluations until 2013. (They last revalued in...more
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