CTR Legislative/Political Affairs Committee
Formulates public policy positions consistent with CTR’s Public Policy Statement, advocating the REALTOR® viewpoint on proposed bills or regulations and, in doing so, informing members and lawmakers of the effects of such legislation on property owners and the real estate business; and recommend new public policies.
RBOR representatives to Legislative Committee:
Art Meyer,RBOR Board of Directors
Holly Callanan, Association Executive
CT State Legislative Activity
2015 Connecticut REALTORS® Legislative Wrap Up – as of 7/6/15 (log-in required)
2016 Connecticut REALTORS® Legislative Wrap Up – as of 7/17/16 (log-in required)
RECENT SUCCESSES in HARTFORD: (4/13/17)
Two bills that would have been harmful to CT Realtors have died in the committee process.
HB 7088, AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH’S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING REPORTING OF RADON TEST RESULTS, was a bill requiring reporting on a monthly basis radon reports to the Commissioner of Public Health by companies that provide for radon testing.
HB 6926, AN ACT PERMITTING MUNICIPALITIES TO IMPOSE A BUYER”S FEE ON THE CONVEYANCE OF REAL PROPERTY, would have allowed municipalities to impose a buyer’s fee on the conveyance of real property at the rate of not more than one per cent of the consideration paid by the buyer in excess of one hundred fifty thousand dollars for the purpose of creating a separate account to purchase open space.
Both bills were not acted upon by their committees by their deadline, therefore they will not move forward. Please find links to CTR’s testimony on these pieces of legislation.
National Legislative Activity
Located just one block from the U.S. Capitol, the headquarters of the National Association of REALTORS® is perfectly positioned to make REALTORS®’ voices heard in Washington, D.C. NAR’s staff uses this physical proximity and its long-standing relationships with legislators to work closely with Congress and regulatory agencies to push forward issues that benefit REALTORS®, the real estate industry and consumers.