What is LAC?

What is the Legislative Action Committee?

Nevada’s Legislative Action Committee (“LAC”) is a committee of CAI National under the supervision of its Government and Public Affairs Department. CAI LAC’s are active in 34 states and the District of Columbia. LACs monitor proposed legislation and regulation at the state level and advocate on behalf of community associations and their members for common sense laws that benefit -- not penalize -- community associations. The Nevada LAC monitors and advocates at both the Nevada State Legislature and before the Nevada Real Estate Division’s Commission on Common Interest Communities and Condominium Hotels. LAC also proposes new legislation and works to educate legislators and commissioners on how community associations operate and the benefits they provide to members.  

 All LAC members must be CAI members in good standing. The local CAI Chapter Board of Directors can appoint 6 members to the LAC and the LAC itself may appoint up to 14 more members. CAI National must approve all appointments. Nevada LAC currently consists of 16 members.

LAC membership must also be balanced among CAI membership categories. LAC tries to have an even distribution of volunteer leaders, managers, business partners, and attorneys from both the Northern and Southern ends of our state so that views of all Nevada members are represented. Members may serve up to 6 consecutive terms.

 CAI National provides committee guidelines and public policies which every LAC must follow. You may learn more about CAI’s LACs by visiting the Advocacy Tab on the CAI National home page at: www.caionline.org

The Nevada LAC meets monthly to conduct regular business. During the Legislative Session, we also have a weekly telephone conference with our lobbyist, Garrett Gordon, to keep us apprised of what occurred in the Legislature that week and what’s upcoming for the next week.  

During the Legislative Session, the committee members review bill drafts as they become available, and determine on our position on each.  LAC members may draft proposed amendments to improve a bill and position statements explaining LAC’s position. Our lobbyist uses this information in his communication with legislators. LAC members also testify at the public hearings on HOA bills. After LAC has taken a position on a bill, that position will be communicated to Grassroots asking members to contact their legislators regarding proposed legislation.

If you have questions about LAC, comments on its positions, or suggestions for improvements to NRS and NAC 116, please use the “Ask the LAC” tab to let us know.


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