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.

Anti-discrimination
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
Water Conservation
Electric Deregulation
Changes in National Electric Code

Financial
Protecting Deposit Accounts In Financial Institutions: Finding Out If Deposits Are FDIC Insured And The Rating Of A Financial Institution
Broker Trust and Escrow Accounts
Civil Asset Forfeiture
Commercial Lien Laws
Federal Tax Policies Affecting Property Managers and Commercial Real Estate Brokers
National Policy Against Mixing Banking and Commerce by NAR
Tenants-In-Common Interests by NAR

Health and Safety
Property Managers Combating Methamphetamine Laboratories: Prevention, Remediation, and Notification
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

Landlord/Tenant
Mandatory Inspections of Rental Property
State Security Deposit Laws
Companion Animals in Multifamily Properties
Proposed Reforms to the Section 8 Housing Voucher Program

Licensing
Interactive Map - Property Management Licensing Report
Property Management Licensing

Property Rights
Telecommunications: Satellite Dish Placement, Inside Wiring, and Forced Access
Use of Eminent Domain for Economic Development

If you have any questions about the IREM briefing papers, please contact the IREM Legislative Division at legislation@irem.org.

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