Due to the proactive efforts of the Louisiana REALTORS' Legislative Team, a successful REALTOR Day event, and over 2,000 REALTORS that responded to a Call for Action HB 655 was deferred. This is a great win in protecting homeownership in Louisiana!
Louisiana REALTORS® held a successful REALTOR® Day in conjunction with the SPRING INTO ACTION Conference last week. Over 500 attendees representing all areas of the state attended the one-day event in Baton Rouge and the presence at the Capitol was noted by the legislators. We would like to extend a THANK YOU to all the local boards and volunteers that took part in the day's activities.
Legislative session is well underway in the state's capitall! Last Tuesday, Louisiana REALTORS® was prepared to testify against House Bill 562, which proposes a professional services tax on immovable property, but that legislation was not heard in committee. LR was successful in moving its sponsored legislation out of the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday.
The Louisiana Legislature convened today, Monday, April 10th. The major focus of the 60-day session will be on the budget deficit facing the state. Tax measures, budget bills, criminal justice reform and TOPS issues will be discussed and debated. Louisiana REALTORS® will be heavily engaged on several tax measures and other bills to ensure the real estate industry and its members are not negatively impacted.
This year REALTORS are encouraged to attend and participate in REALTOR DAY on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. It is important during the 2017 Legislative Session for REALTORS to rally together and advocate on behalf of consumers to protect home ownership in Louisiana.
At LR's annual Leadership Conference, the 2017 Board of Directors in honor of esteemed colleague Dianne McAdams, a colorectal cancer survivor, approved a resolution to pledge and commit to embracing the shared goal of reaching 80% screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.