News by Topic : Regulatory updates

  • 6/15/2015

    NAREIT Endorses Sales Tax Fairness Bill from Chaffetz, Womack

    Remote Transaction Parity Act of 2015 would promote a level playing field between online and brick-and-mortar retailers.

  • 5/4/2015

    Hawaii Bill to Study REITs Near Passage

    Last week, a joint committee of the House of Representatives and Senate in Hawaii approved S.B. 118, a bill calling for a study on the impact of REITs in the state and the potential effect of repealing the dividends paid deduction (DPD)for REITs.

  • 4/30/2015

    FIRPTA Reform Legislation Introduced in House

    Reps. Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Joseph Crowley (D-NY) introduced a bill on April 30 in the U.S. House of Representatives to reform the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA).

  • 4/28/2015

    NAREIT Supports Legislation Providing Relief From FIRPTA

    NAREIT and 17 other organizations are supporting the Real Estate Investment and Jobs Act of 2015, which is expected to be formally introduced in the House of Representatives on April 30 by Reps. Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Joseph Crowley’s (D-NY).

  • 4/27/2015

    Houses Passes Two Cybersecurity Bills

    The House of Representatives passed two NAREIT-backed cybersecurity bills last week.

  • 4/24/2015

    NAREIT and Organizations Request Extension of Comment Period for DOL Fiduciary Rule

    NAREIT joined a coalition of industry groups on April 21 in requesting an extension of the comment period for a proposed rule from the Department of Labor to impose a fiduciary duty on all retirement savings advisers.

  • 4/20/2015

    Labor Department Proposes Fiduciary Rule for Retirement Savings Advisers

    The Department of Labor on has released a proposed rule to impose a fiduciary duty on all retirement savings advisers. The proposal would apply to all advisers providing advice that is individualized or specifically directed to a particular plan sponsor, plan participant or IRA owner with regard to any retirement savings decision.

  • 4/20/2015

    NAREIT Supports Cybersecurity Bill in Senate

    NAREIT joined a coalition of real estate industry groups April 16 calling on the Senate to bring S. 754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA), up for consideration.

  • 4/20/2015

    Real Estate Organizations Ask Congress to Curb Patent Troll Abuses

    NAREIT and a number of other real estate industry groups wrote to Congress on April 15 to request the development of legislation to curtail patent troll abuses.

  • 4/10/2015

    NAREIT Joins Coalition Backing Energy Efficiency Bill

    NAREIT and a group of industry organizations wrote to the leaders of the House of Representatives and the House Energy and Commerce Committee last week in support of the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 (S. 535). In a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ), the groups noted that if Congress doesn’t act by April 16, the Department of Energy will prevent the manufacturing of large volume, grid-enabled electric resistance water heaters.