New bill limiting COVID-19 liability covers HOAs (NV)

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On March 12, Gov. Steve Sisolak issued a Declaration of Emergency to facilitate the state of Nevada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On the following day, the president of the United States declared a nationwide emergency, pursuant to Section 501(6) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.

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As we head into summer HOA pools remain closed (NV)

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Q: We just wondered if there is any time frame on when homeowners association condo pools might reopen? We have read many articles stating that pool water cannot contain COVID-19, if treated with the proper chemicals, and of course, social distancing is used within the pool complexes. Read the Q&A……………………… Coronavirus (COVID-19) Nevada Condo & HOA News

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NV Lawmakers: Lift Agency Resort, Casino Meeting Bans

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The post NV Lawmakers: Lift Agency Resort, Casino Meeting Bans appeared first on Associations Now After an embarrassing scandal in 2010, many federal agencies imposed bans on holding conferences at resorts and casinos. Federal lawmakers from Nevada—which was uniquely affected by the restrictions—are pushing legislation to lift them. Meetings and conferences hosted by federal agencies could make a Las Vegas comeback if legislation introduced by a group of House members from Nevada passes.

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Sen. Schumer: DOJ Investigation Should Include Airlines’ Blocking of Travel Data

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Harry Reid (D-NV) as minority leader, is urging the Justice Department to investigate airlines’ practice of withholding price and flight information from price-comparison sites like Expedia, CheapoAir, Hipmunk, and Priceline. With the airline industry already facing a Justice Department probe, the Democratic senator from New York said this week that airlines’ withholding of price and schedule data from travel websites should to be added to the investigation.

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JOLT Act: Coalition Encourages Passage of Visa-Waiver Bill

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Joseph Heck (R-NV), would add countries to the program—including Brazil, Croatia, Israel, and Poland—as well as expand resources for international travelers. With support rising in Congress, the Discover America Partnership is launching a fresh push in favor of the JOLT Act, a bill it says could help rekindle interest in international travel to the United States by making visa-less travel easier.

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Congress Fights Overtime Rule

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Cresent Hardy (R-NV) and Steve Knight (R-CA) urged DOL to reconsider moving forward with the overtime rule as drafted, arguing that it would have a disproportionate impact on small businesses and nonprofits, particularly in certain geographic areas. Members of Congress join associations, including ASAE, in pushback against proposed overtime rule.

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Camp Renews Push for Tax Reform As Congress Turns to Long-Term Fiscal Challenges

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Camp, who is readying a comprehensive tax reform bill this session, had suggested for weeks that tax reform instructions could be linked to the debt limit deal , but that provision was not included in the deal brokered by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). With the government back in business but major fiscal issues looming on Congress’ agenda, Rep.

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NextGen13

Moving through the Association World

Last week I had the pleasure of attending ASAE’s NextGen Association Summit in Reno, NV. Before I go any further I have to say how great Reno Tahoe USA was as a host. They went all out to make this event not only successful, but also an overall great time. They gave us an unbelievable view of what their city has to offer, which is a lot! So, what is the NextGen Association Summit?

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House Ways and Means Clears Six Tax Extenders

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Earlier in April, the Senate Finance Committee easily passed a bill extending most of the nearly 60 expired tax breaks , and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has promised to bring the package to a vote soon. The committee voted last week to make permanent six of the almost 60 tax extenders that expired in 2013. The approved extenders will help create jobs and grow businesses, according to congressional Republicans.

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ASAE Shares Comments On “Cadillac” Tax

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Dean Heller (R-NV) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM). In comments to the IRS, ASAE suggests the excise tax on high-cost health plans could be a “nightmare” for employers and may result in a reduction of employees’ benefits. ASAE submitted comments to the Internal Revenue Service last week on the upcoming “Cadillac” tax, a 40 percent, nondeductible excise tax on high-cost health plans that goes into effect in 2018.

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Tech Groups Urge Congress to Get to Work on USA Freedom Act

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Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Al Franken (D-MN), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Dean Heller (R-NV), was introduced in July, but no action has been taken since then. When Congress returned to the Hill from its summer recess earlier this month, a letter from several technology trade associations was waiting. Its message: Pass the USA Freedom Act. Late last week, Yahoo! made public the secret legal battle that it was engaged in with the U.S. government in 2008 over repeated requests for customer data.

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Congress Moves On Tax Extenders, Stalls On Terror Insurance

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) struck a more positive tone in applauding Republicans and Democrats for coming together to ensure that individuals and business receive these tax credits for the 2014 tax year. Among its last actions of the year, the Senate passed a $41.6 billion package of tax breaks but failed to move a bill reauthorizing the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. Congress adjourned for the holidays last week.

Tax Reform Could Factor Into Budget Deal, GOP Leaders Say

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) also brought up tax reform in a letter to Boehner last week , suggesting that House-Senate budget conferees could have a discussion about a number of fiscal issues facing the nation as soon as the House agrees to pass a clean short-term bill to fund the government. With some House Republicans reportedly seeking a “grand bargain” to fund the government and raise the debt limit, tax reform could play a role.

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Fate of Tax Extenders Still Uncertain

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Earlier this month the Senate Finance Committee easily passed a tax extenders package out of committee, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has promised to bring the package to a vote when the Senate returns later this month. The likelihood of passage for comprehensive tax reform has long been unclear, but uncertainty seems to now also surround the process for approval of tax extenders.

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IATA Bags Controversial Carry-On Plan After Outcry

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Charles Schumer (D-NY): Schumer, who is considered likely to replace the retiring Harry Reid (D-NV) as the Senate’s Democratic leader in 2017, held a press conference on Sunday criticizing the proposed initiative, particularly its effect on the popular wheeled carry-on. The International Air Transport Association kicked up a hornet’s nest of backlash in North America with its plan to standardize carry-on-bag sizes worldwide. Now, IATA is putting the idea on hold.

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Panel: Time for Associations to Get Proactive on Feds’ Meeting Attendance

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Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has shown little interest in advancing the bill. An Eye on Midterms With midterm elections looming, association are keeping a close watch on which party will take control in both chambers of Congress—particularly in the Senate. Though Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R-OK) Conference Accountability Act has advanced to the full chamber, Sen.

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Support Growing for 501(c)(6) Inclusion in Paycheck Protection Program

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Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) has urged Senate leaders to expand eligibility for the PPP to include other types of nonprofit groups, including 501(c)(6)s and 501(c)(4)s. “I Although another round of COVID-relief passed Congress without addressing 501(c)(6) associations, there are signs that many legislators are aware of the need to expand eligibility to these groups.

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Aargon Agency Inc (For Federal Student Loan Debts)

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Las Vegas, NV. Can medical bills really land you in trouble? The answer is yes. Medical bills can indeed land you in some significant trouble, which can lead to enormous amounts of debt. If you find yourself in trouble due to a medical bill, the chances are that you shall be receiving a call from one of the debt collection agencies, and most especially Aargon Agency Inc., whose primary focus is collection on medical-related debts among others.

Summer Update

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In September I am looking forward to attending the ASAE NextGen Summit in Reno, NV. I am having a hard time understanding that it is almost labor day. Well, the summer has flown by, yes, I am seriously behind on posting here. I guess it is time for an update on what I have been up to this summer. Earlier this year I stepped in to Chair the Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executive’s Education Committee.

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Online Sales Tax: Senate Nears Vote On Bipartisan Bill

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Some legislators opposed to the measure have asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to put the legislation through a Finance Committee review process before the chamber votes on it. Amazon''s Change of Heart The online retailer Amazon famously built its business model on the back of the loophole that the Marketplace Fairness Act is trying to close, but the company is actually supporting the bill, going so far as to thank senators for proposing it. Why the change?

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Senate Deal on Appointees Gets CFPB Head a Vote

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) threatened to push for a change in the chamber’s rules to allow the “nuclear option”—a 51-vote simple majority to end a filibuster instead of the current 60—to ease the appointment process for some jobs, though not judges. To avert Majority Leader Harry Reid’s threatened change to filibuster rules concerning presidential appointments, Senate Republicans agreed to allow some stalled candidates to come up for a vote.

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Associations Back Senate Bill to Replace Fannie, Freddie

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Bob Corker (R-TN), Mark Warner (D-VA), Mike Johanns (R-NE), Jon Tester (D-MT), Dean Heller (R-NV), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Kay Hagan (D-NC)—would wind down government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie and Freddie within five years of passage. “We Senators have introduced a bill that would shut down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in favor of a privatized home financing system. A number of finance associations support it.

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Early Adopters Rethink Regional Office Strategy ? GrowGlobally.org

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As part of a $250 million outsourcing contract last July, Infosys bought three back offices in India, Thailand and Poland from its client Philips Electronics NV of Amsterdam for $28 million. GrowGlobally.org. global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. About. Channels. MarCom. Market & Biz Plan. Meetings. Membership. Products. Public Affairs. Services. « The Applied Knowledge Gap in India.

After SCOTUS Ruling, Business Groups Double Down on Obamacare Changes

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We encourage you to work together to help advance these bipartisan changes to the ACA,” the groups wrote in the letter [PDF] delivered to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). 3.5 % The National Retail Federation’s estimate of growth in the retail sector in 2015, down from a prior estimate of 4.1 percent. NRF cites a decline in back-to-school sales as a factor. “It’s a little bit like déjà vu all over again.

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Patent Reform Is Off the Table in the Senate for Now. What Happened?

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The Hill reported that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) intervened behind the scenes, deciding not to bring the bill to the floor because of the opposition from pharmaceutical firms and trial lawyers. The long-running effort in the Senate to reform the patent system, a push that had appeared to be stalling of late, stopped entirely on Wednesday when the Judiciary Committee shelved the legislation. Industry groups reacted strongly.

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