News by Topic : Policy issues

  • 6/29/2020

    Nareit Supports Congressional Request of Treasury to Report on Pandemic Insurance Availability

    The letter authored by Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) asks how insurers have responded to COVID-19.

  • 6/22/2020

    California Indefinite Evictions Moratorium Bill for Commercial Tenants Dies in Committee

    Nareit and other trade groups strongly opposed the bill.
  • 6/15/2020

    California Senate Committee Hears Bill Allowing Commercial Tenants to Unilaterally Defer Rent, Renegotiate, and Terminate Leases

    Calif. Senate Appropriations Committee moves SB 939 to suspense file, a holding place for bills with fiscal impact to the state in order for additional evaluation; vote expected June 18.

  • 6/15/2020

    CIAT Submits Comments to Treasury Regarding Terrorism Risk Insurance Program

    The Coalition to Insure Against Terrorism believes TRIP has been successful in making terrorism coverage available for commercial policyholders.
  • 6/8/2020

    President Trump Signs Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility into Law

    H.R. 7010 reduces certain restrictions for borrowers of the small business PPP loan program enacted as part of the CARES Act in March.

  • 6/1/2020

    Revised California “Split Roll” Property Tax Initiative Formally Qualifies for November 2020 Ballot

    Backers hope to increase property taxes notwithstanding many closed businesses from pandemic-induced crisis.
  • 5/31/2020

    California Bill Allowing Commercial Tenants to Renegotiate and Terminate Leases Advances in Senate

    California Senate Judiciary Committee passes SB 939; bill advances to Senate Appropriations Committee.

  • 5/30/2020

    Legislation Would Ensure Federal Insurance Against Pandemics

    The Pandemic Risk Insurance Act of 2020 is modeled after the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, passed after the 9/11 terror attacks.
  • 5/30/2020

    House Passes Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act 417-1

    HR 7010 would ease restrictions for borrowers of PPP loans.
  • 5/30/2020

    Hawaii State Legislature Reconvened for 10 Days in May

    Legislators are planning to convene again in mid-June to discuss more on COVID-19 and economic recovery.