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Legislative White Papers

As a valuable reference for IREM members, the Institute compiles briefing papers on significant national and state issues that affect the property management industry. These papers are researched and written by IREM legislative staff and are updated as new developments arise.

Laws Prohibiting Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity
Disability Law

Data Security
Data Security

Energy and Environment
Analysis of H.R. 6, "The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007" Enacted on December 19, 2007

Broker Trust and Escrow Accounts
Civil Asset Forfeiture
Commercial Lien Laws
Federal Tax Policies Affecting Property Managers and Commercial Real Estate Brokers

Health and Safety
Drones In PropertyManagement
Marijuana Legalization Laws
Life Safety Laws: Sprinklers in High-Rise Buildings
Indoor Air Quality
Enforcement of the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act
HUD Federally-Assisted Lead-Based Paint - Final Rule
Disclosure Requirements Concerning Lead-Based Paint in Housing: Questions and Answers

Revised Uniform Resident Landlord Tenant Act (RURLTA)
Mandatory Inspections of Rental Property
State Security Deposit Laws
Companion Animals in Multifamily Properties

Interactive Map - Property Management Licensing Report
Property Management Licensing

Property Rights
Concealed Carry Laws and Property Management
Use of Eminent Domain for Economic Development

If you have any questions about the IREM briefing papers, please contact the IREM Legislative Division at

The intent of the briefing papers is to provide members with background information on specific issues. View IREM's positions of legislative and public policy.