What is the 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.