2017 Legislative Session Wrap-Up
June 14, 2017
The 2017 Legislative Session concluded on May 19. Here's a breakdown of the bills AAR monitored during session.
With the start of the 2017 Legislative Session on February 7th, your Legislative Bill Read Committee (LBRC) and your Government Affairs team busily sifted through hundreds of legislative proposals to identify the bills affecting the real estate industry and property owners.
This year, 1,030 bills were filed, 608 in the House and 422 in the Senate. Your LBRC worked to analyze these bills and provide feedback to the AAR Governmental Affairs team. As a result of their effort, 80 bills were monitored this session. Six bills, identified by the LBRC as threats to the REALTOR® profession, were opposed by AAR. All of those bills died. AAR supported three bills that passed.
Your 2017 Legislative Bill Read Committee members are comprised of REALTOR® members with residential, commercial, and rural land expertise from geographic regions across the state.