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Governmental & Political Affairs Committee
(According to AAR Bylaws Article VIII, Section 1.F)
1. To plan the legislative program
2. To promote equal opportunity
(According to AAR Bylaws Article VIII, Section 3)
Committee Chairs and members shall have such duties as their titles indicate, and as the Board of Directors may assign. All actions of the committees relative to the association’s budget, policy and procedures documents, governmental and political affairs, and to decisions which would have long-term impact on the association shall be subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.
(See also AAR Policy & Procedures Sections 1.4, 1.5.A, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11 and 1.12)
Strategic Objectives Pursuant to AAR Business Plan:
1.1 Provide the resources necessary to improve our successful legislative program.
b. Prioritize and maintain continuity of legislative goals.
1.2 Maintain a proactive legislative program.
1.3 Protect REALTOR® interests with state regulatory boards, agencies and commissions.
b. Continue to oppose the Department of Banking from enforcing opinionsand enacting legislation that opens the door to allowing state-chartered banks to broker real estate.
c. Build on strong relationship with Department of Insurance in addressing real estate insurance-related issues.
d. Oppose any seller disclosure requirements that undermines caveat emptor.
e. Continue to lobby the Building Commission to enforce the Home Inspector Licensure Law.
1.4 Smart Growth and Land Use
a. Monitor and respond to Smart Growth issues on a statewide and local level.
b. Educate REALTORS® and elected officials on Smart Growth.
c. Encourage REALTOR® member participation and attendance at conferences, town hall meetings, county/city councils relating to Smart Growth.
d. Encourage local Boards/Associations to monitor city/county government meeting agendas.
e. Encourage REALTORS® to serve on Planning Boards and in city/county government.
2.3 Promote a substantial increase in member and Association Executive political involvement.
a. Prepare and distribute a post legislative session report of successes for members due to REALTOR political involvement.
b. Obtain a 15% or greater member response rate to all AAR and NAR Calls for Action.
d. Local Boards/Associations are encouraged to advise AAR of any city council, county commission, zoning board, etc. initiatives that have a negative consequence for REALTORS® or real estate in general.
e. Local Boards/Associations are requested to communicate legislative Calls to Action to their members.
- Six (6) REALTORS® from each region, selected in regional caucuses or during the annual Regional Town Hall meetings (odd number years), to serve two year terms.
- The Chair of an active Governmental Affairs Committee for local boards that have one serves a one year term.
- Five REALTORS® appointed by the President, one from each region, serve a one year term.
- Any AAR Past President who would like to serve.
- Executive Committee members.
- ARPAC Trustees.
(According to AAR Bylaws Article VIII, Section 8)
The chair of the standing committees shall charge and appoint their respective Task Forces and Action Groups to function as authorized by these Bylaws or the Policy & Procedures Manual. The AAR President may appoint special Task Forces and Action Groups as necessary. Committee Chairs and the President shall coordinate these appointments.
The Alabama Association of Realtors® (AAR) is the largest statewide organization of real estate professionals comprised of over 13,000 members. United by adherence to a Code of Ethics, our members work as real estate professionals in the sale, lease, appraisal, management and development of residential, commercial, rural and resort properties throughout Alabama.
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