A record number of chapter members made the trek to the state capitol in Harrisburg on April 9, 2019 to meet with state legislators on legislation supported by CAI's Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee and to inform and educate lawmakers on community associations.
Thirty members, including chapter staff, met with close to 40 members of the state House and Senate to discuss legislative priorities for the current legislative session. Prior to the legislative day, Chapter Executive Director Tony Campisi, PA LAC Chair Steven L. Sugarman, Esq., CCAL, and LAC Delegate Marshal Granor, Esq., CCAL, presented testimony at an informational hearing on community associations in the Commonwealth before the House Urban Affairs Committee on Monday, April 8, 2019. Scroll below to view the video of the presentation. (Video courtesy of the PA House GOP.)
There are three legislative priorities supported in the current session by PA LAC, including a clean up bill of technical amendments to the Title 68 Statutes governing condominiums, cooperatives and planned communities in the Commonwealth; legislation concerning the collection and reporting of data on community associations throughout the state; and legislation to provide a tax credit for Pennsylvania homeowners who live in a community association to compensate for the fact that these homeowners do not receive the same level of services from municipal governments as their neighbors who do not live in a community association. Click here to read the White Paper provided to legislators.
Feedback from legislative meetings was very positive, and most legislators indicated general support for the concepts contained in the white paper.
For over two decades, CAI’s Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee (PA LAC) has been your watchdog in Harrisburg, passing legislation to improve community associations, fighting off legislation that would harm community associations and going head to head with powerful and well-funded special interests like big banks and local government. CAI's Legislative Action Committees are funded by member's contributions. Please consider a donation to the LAC today to help support these ongoing efforts.
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Special thanks to our 2019 PA LAC Advocacy Summit Sponsors