RLI Advocacy Center: Legislative Land Real Estate News
The RLI Advocacy Center is the industry’s top source for the latest legislative news impacting the land real estate industry. These updates are to keep land professionals and landowners informed about the issues that matter most and impact their business.
January 23, 2020 (Chicago) – The REALTORS® Land Institute applauds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for replacing the 2015 Clean Water Act, also known as Waters of The U.S. (WOTUS), with a new Clean Water/WOTUS rule that provides much-needed and long-awaited regulatory certainty for landowners nationwide. The new […]
Despite the rancor and polarization in Washington, D.C. these days, there is good news coming out of the nation’s capital. The following two issues show that positive developments can still happen to encourage economic development and protect property rights. Qualified Opportunity Zones The Qualified Opportunity Zones (“QOZ”) program was enacted in the 2017 Tax Cuts […]
The US Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers has announced they have finalized the repeal of the controversial WOTUS Rule. This move will provide much-needed and long-awaited regulatory certainty for landowners nationwide. The revocation of the rule was announced via Facebook Live by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, and Assistant Secretary of the Army […]
In a 5-4 decision on Friday, June 21, the US Supreme Court overturned decades of precedent by ruling that “property owners can go directly to federal court with claims that state and local regulations effectively deprive landowners of the use of their property.” The REALTORS Land Institute stands behind this ruling, which gives more power to […]
REALTORS® Land Institute leadership and members attended the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo in Washington, DC, from May 13-18. Check out these key highlights from the event to see RLI’s presence and impact while at the event: The morning of Tuesday, May 14, RLI hosted its RLI Leadership and Member Meeting where Russell Riggs, […]