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May 2014

Jennifer Loheac, Esq. – Becker & Poliakoff
Legislative Action Committee

Last October, the Community Association’s Institute (CAI) launched its inaugural Government Affairs Summit in Washington D.C. The exciting two-day event drew volunteer leaders and lobbyists from around the Country for discussions on federal and state issues affecting thousands of community associations. Attendees discussed advocacy at the most local levels of state chapters as well as predominant federal issues of paramount […]

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April 2014

Jean Bestafka, Renaissance Homeowners Association
Legislative Action Committee Board Liaison

The Legislative Action Committee of the Community Associations Institute has been tracking and monitoring a number of bills to make sure the voice of the membership is heard in Trenton.  We are currently monitoring more than 100 bills that may substantially affect how our communities are run. 

We are happy to announce that Tim Martin, Paul Matacera, and Jim Magid attended a […]

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March 2014

CAI-NJ Redoubling Manager Licensing Bill after Pocket Veto

Jean Bestafka, Renaissance Homeowners Association
Legislative Action Committee Board Liaison

The Manager Licensing bill was unfortunately vetoed at the very end of New Jersey’s 215th Legislative Session.  This occurred when the bill was not signed by the governor.

CAI-NJ will continue to work with legislators in this session.  We are optimistic because the bill passed with over two thirds of legislators supporting it.  Also, […]

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February 2014

CAI Continues to take an active role in combating impending rate hikes on National Flood Insurance Program policies.

Congress adjourned for 2013 without reversing flood insurance premium hikes as mandated by the Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Reform (Biggert-Waters) Act. The premium increases, which will be implemented in phases, are already impacting homeowners across the country.

In the waning hours of the 2013 congressional session, attempts to force a vote on flood insurance […]

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January 2014

Flood Insurance Rate Relief Hits Congressional Roadblock

Congress has adjourned for 2013 without reversing flood insurance premium hikes as mandated by the Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Reform (Biggert-Waters) Act. The premium increases, which will be implemented in phases, are already impacting homeowners across the country.

In the waning hours of the 2013 congressional session, attempts to force a vote on flood insurance rate relief failed in both the U.S. Senate and House […]

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December 2013

Legislation has been introduced in Congress to delay increases in flood insurance premiums required by the Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW Act). The “Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act” (HFIA) sets aside substantial flood insurance rate hikes until the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) takes action to ensure homeowners have a reasonable ability to afford flood insurance coverage.

The BW Act requires that most properties insured through the […]

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November 2013

Jean Bestafka, Renaissance at Manchester
Vice-Chair, Legislative Action Committee

The Community Associations Institute, through the Legislative Action Committee, proposes, monitors and fights for legislation to protect all of our communities as well as opposing legislation that would diminish our ability to operate.

We also fight for our communities on a national level.

By the time you read this, nine members of the New Jersey Legislative Action Committee, as well as our chapter’s […]

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