WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 8, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Despite rising snow drifts and dropping temperatures, the Michigan House and Senate are back in Lansing kicking off the 2014 legislative year this week. While many legislators will be looking ahead to the springtime election season, work continues on many issues, including MAR priorities that are in the midst of working through the legislative process.
Legislation expanding options for real estate continuing education has passed unanimously out of the Senate and is currently awaiting a hearing in the House Regulatory Reform Committee. The MAR continues to meet with legislators and the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) to address creating a structure for a seamless transition of certain licensing duties.
Work continues on other MAR top issues, including:
· Access to quality, affordable, and accurate tax data;
· Maintaining efficient land banks throughout the state;
· Preserving the foreclosure process;
· And fair property taxation for all Michigan residents.
To hear the latest on legislative issues impacting the real estate industry, make plans to attend the upcoming Political Insight Panel during MAR’s upcoming Achieve Conference. Hear from the top legislative leaders in both the House and Senate on January 24th as they give their perspective on the political climate in Michigan