DC Updates: Land Real Estate News
DC Updates are your source for the latest legislative news in the land real estate industry. These updates are to keep land professionals informed about the issues that matter most to them and impact their business.
“On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”. All individual provisions of the measure are generally effective after December 31, 2017 for the 2018 tax filing year and expire on December 31, 2025 unless otherwise noted. The provisions do not affect tax filings for 2017 unless noted. To read NAR’s analysis of […]
New Drone News Drones have been around a while now. We are long past the days when legal battles were being fought over whether a drone could be used for commercial real estate purposes. We now have a system put in place by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that allows for reasonable licensing and operation of […]
The RLI Board of Directors recently approved the Governmental Affairs Committee request to participate in a broad industry-based coalition to ensure that prior converted cropland (PCC) exclusions are retained in the revision of WOTUS rules. PCC are areas that were converted from wetland to non-wetlands for the purposes of agricultural commodity prior to December 1985 […]
Efforts to repeal and replace the Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule are now complicated by a recent supreme court decision. In a 9-0 unanimous opinion on January 22, “the Supreme Court found that while it may not be the most efficient use of judicial resources, there was no question in the law about where challenges […]
As the New Year begins, I wanted to use this edition of “Inside the Beltway” to share some successes that RLI had in 2017. Of, course these victories would not have been possible without the hard work and active engagement of RLI Members with their members of Congress through phone calls, emails, or in-district meetings. […]
November 21 – In an effort to further ensure the implementation of the 2015 Clean Water Act, also known as Waters of the US (WOTUS Rule), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have proposed delaying the rule until 2020. “Contrary to prior Supreme Court decisions, the Environmental Protection Agency […]