Legislative Updates

Legislative Updates


Click on the dates below to read the most recent Government Affairs Updates, prepared by NHAR CEO Bob Quinn.

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Archive: 2018

  • June 12: 2018: Hope for expanded broadband?
  • June 5, 2018: Towns may extinguish variances, exceptions
  • May 29, 2018: Senate derails dock bill at 11th hour
  • May 22, 2018: Homebuyer Credit removed from legislation
  • May 8, 2018: Reconciliation is afoot at State House
  • May 1, 2018: New education requirements for new licensees
  • April 24, 2018: Occupational licensing compromise imminent
  • April 17, 2018: Security deposit stays at one month
  • April 10, 2018: 10,000 e-mails can't be wrong; Call For Action yields victory
  • April 3, 2018: Stay vigilant on licensing issue; storm water authority; REC revenues
  • March 27, 2018: Senate Committee agrees with NHAR on licensing bill; Fannie Mae support; increased educational requirements
  • March 20, 2018: DES permit turnaround time; varying variance bills
  • March 13, 2018: Unlicensed real estate coming?
  • March 6, 2018: License reciprocity; short-term rentals; carve-out for condo associations
  • February 27, 2018: License reciprocity; tax relief for first-time buyers; private road maintenance
  • February 20, 2018: License reciprocity; arsenic in water; association health insurance
  • February 6, 2018: Short-term rentals; condo bills; the return of ZBA standards
  • January 30, 2018: Security deposits; licensing; protecting commercial property owners
  • January 23, 2018: Private roads; seasonal docks; water standards
  • January 16, 2018: Lead paint; new appeals board; potential tax relief for first-time buyers.
New Hampshire State House

"Amidst the sea of change to which the New Hampshire Association of REALTORS has played witness in its 85 years, one thing that has remained constant is the Realtor 'R' and the value we bring to every real estate transaction in which we take part. We are part of a unique community where our familial cooperation transcends our business competition. These are not mere platitudes, but our living ideals, and they are, in fact, the foundation on which we conduct ourselves in our day-to-day affairs."

Joanie McIntire, 2024 President, New Hampshire REALTORS