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REALTOR® ACTION FUND Political Affairs Committee Alexander E. Creel Sr. Vice President Governmental Affairs California Association of REALTORS®. June 4, 2009. C.A.R. The Interest Group. C.A.R. Business Interest Group Largest State Trade Association in U.S. 180,000 Members Strong .

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REALTOR® ACTION FUND

Political Affairs Committee

Alexander E. Creel

Sr. Vice President Governmental Affairs California Association of REALTORS®

June 4, 2009


C.A.R.

The Interest Group


C a r
C.A.R.

  • Business Interest Group

  • Largest State Trade Association in U.S.

  • 180,000 Members Strong


California legislature
California Legislature

  • Approximately 3,100 Bills Are Introduced in First Year of Session

  • Approximately 5,500 Total Bills Are Introduced In a Two Year Session

  • C.A.R. Tracks Approximately 1,500 Bills


C a r policy actions
C.A.R. Policy Actions

  • Sponsor Legislation

  • Support or Oppose

  • Seek Amendments

  • Monitor or Watch


Advocacy
Advocacy

  • Lobbyists Make Sure That:

    • “Good Laws” (What C.A.R. Wants) – Get Passed!

    • “Bad Laws” (What C.A.R. Doesn’t Want) – Get Defeated!


California

Legislative Environment




The legislative process how a bill becomes a law
The Legislative Process “How a Bill Becomes a Law”

Policy Committee

Policy Committee

Fiscal Committee

1st

H

O

U

S

E

2nd

H

O

U

S

E

Fiscal Committee

G

O

V

E

R

N

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UN-AMENDED

Floor

Floor

AMENDED



Board of Directors

  • Leadership Team

  • Policy Committees

Mortgage Interest Deduction

Point of Sale

1

1

Dual Agency

Housing Programs

Frivolous Lawsuits

1

1

1

Government Affairs Team


Board of Directors

  • Leadership Team

  • Policy Committees

Mortgage Interest Deduction

Point of Sale

1

1

Dual Agency

Housing Programs

Frivolous Lawsuits

1

1

1

BOD

Government Affairs Team


Legislative Liaisons

  • Receive Legislative Information

  • Agree to Share Information

Mortgage Interest Deduction

Point of Sale

1

1

Dual Agency

Housing Programs

Frivolous Lawsuits

1

1

1

BOD

Government Affairs Team


Legislative Liaisons

  • Receive Legislative Information

  • Agree to Share Information

Mortgage Interest Deduction

Point of Sale

1

1

Dual Agency

Housing Programs

Frivolous Lawsuits

1

1

1

BOD

LLs

Government Affairs Team


Key Contacts

  • Have or Agree to Develop a “One-on-One” Relationship with a Legislator

Mortgage Interest Deduction

Point of Sale

1

1

Dual Agency

Housing Programs

Frivolous Lawsuits

1

1

1

BOD

LLs

Government Affairs Team


Key Contacts

  • Have or Agree to Develop a “One-on-One” Relationship with a Legislator

Mortgage Interest Deduction

Point of Sale

1

1

Dual Agency

Housing Programs

Frivolous Lawsuits

1

1

1

BOD

KCs

LLs

Government Affairs Team


Lobbyists

  • Full Time Lobbying Staff – 1967

  • 5 Lobbyists

  • 1 Legislative Analyst

Mortgage Interest Deduction

Point of Sale

1

1

Dual Agency

Housing Programs

Frivolous Lawsuits

1

1

1

BOD

KCs

LLs

Government Affairs Team


Lobbyists

  • Full Time Lobbying Staff – 1967

  • 5 Lobbyists

  • 1 Legislative Analyst

Mortgage Interest Deduction

Point of Sale

1

1

Dual Agency

Housing Programs

Frivolous Lawsuits

1

1

1

BOD

KCs

LLs

Lobs

Government Affairs Team


Member Mobilization Grassroots

  • Key Contacts

  • Legislative Liaisons

  • Board of Directors

  • Rank & File REALTORS®

Mortgage Interest Deduction

Point of Sale

1

1

Dual Agency

Housing Programs

Frivolous Lawsuits

1

1

1

BOD

KCs

LLs

Lobs

Government Affairs Team


Member Mobilization Grassroots

  • Key Contacts

  • Legislative Liaisons

  • Board of Directors

  • Rank & File REALTORS®

Mortgage Interest Deduction

Point of Sale

1

1

Dual Agency

Housing Programs

Frivolous Lawsuits

1

1

1

BOD

KCs

Mob

LLs

Lobs

Government Affairs Team


CREPAC & IMPAC

  • CREPAC – Candidates

  • IMPAC – Issues

Mortgage Interest Deduction

Point of Sale

1

1

Dual Agency

Housing Programs

Frivolous Lawsuits

1

1

1

BOD

KCs

Mob

LLs

Lobs

Government Affairs Team


CREPAC & IMPAC

  • CREPAC – Candidates

  • IMPAC – Issues

Mortgage Interest Deduction

Point of Sale

1

1

Dual Agency

Housing Programs

Frivolous Lawsuits

1

1

1

BOD

KCs

Mob

LLs

Lobs

PACs

Government Affairs Team


REALTOR® Action Fund

  • Source of Political Investment $$

  • Cost of Doing Business $197

Mortgage Interest Deduction

Point of Sale

1

1

Dual Agency

Housing Programs

Frivolous Lawsuits

1

1

1

BOD

KCs

Mob

LLs

Lobs

PACs

Government Affairs Team


REALTOR® Action Fund

  • Source of Political Investment $$

  • Cost of Doing Business $197

Mortgage Interest Deduction

Point of Sale

1

1

Dual Agency

Housing Programs

Frivolous Lawsuits

1

1

1

BOD

KCs

Mob

LLs

Lobs

RAF

PACs/

Government Affairs Team



Mortgage Interest Deduction

Point of Sale

1

1

Dual Agency

Housing Programs

Frivolous Lawsuits

1

1

1

BOD

KCs

Mob

LLs

Lobs

PACs

RAF/

Government Affairs Team


Mortgage Interest Deduction

Point of Sale

1

1

Dual Agency

Housing Programs

Frivolous Lawsuits

1

1

1

BOD

KCs

Mob

LLs

Lobs

PACs

RAF/

Government Affairs Team


Consumers Union

Mortgage Interest Deduction

Point of Sale

1

1

Dual Agency

Housing Programs

Frivolous Lawsuits

1

1

1

BOD

KCs

Mob

LLs

Lobs

PACs

RAF/

Government Affairs Team


Consumers Union

CU

Mortgage Interest Deduction

Point of Sale

1

1

Dual Agency

Housing Programs

Frivolous Lawsuits

1

1

1

BOD

KCs

Mob

LLs

Lobs

PACs

RAF/

Government Affairs Team


Sierra Club & Planning and Conservation League

CU

Mortgage Interest Deduction

Point of Sale

1

1

Dual Agency

Housing Programs

Frivolous Lawsuits

1

1

1

BOD

KCs

Mob

LLs

Lobs

PACs

RAF/

Government Affairs Team


Sierra Club & Planning and Conservation League

SC/PCL

CU

Mortgage Interest Deduction

Point of Sale

1

1

Dual Agency

Housing Programs

Frivolous Lawsuits

1

1

1

BOD

KCs

Mob

LLs

Lobs

PACs

RAF/

Government Affairs Team


California League of Cities

SC/PCL

CU

Mortgage Interest Deduction

Point of Sale

1

1

Dual Agency

Housing Programs

Frivolous Lawsuits

1

1

1

BOD

KCs

Mob

LLs

Lobs

PACs

RAF/

Government Affairs Team


California League of Cities

CLC

SC/PCL

CU

Mortgage Interest Deduction

Point of Sale

1

1

Dual Agency

Housing Programs

Frivolous Lawsuits

1

1

1

BOD

KCs

Mob

LLs

Lobs

PACs

RAF/

Government Affairs Team


California Trial Lawyers

CLC

SC/PCL

CU

Mortgage Interest Deduction

Point of Sale

1

1

Dual Agency

Housing Programs

Frivolous Lawsuits

1

1

1

BOD

KCs

Mob

LLs

Lobs

PACs

RAF/

Government Affairs Team


Consumer Attorney’s of California

CLC

SC/PCL

CU

Mortgage Interest Deduction

Point of Sale

1

1

Dual Agency

Housing Programs

Frivolous Lawsuits

1

1

1

BOD

KCs

Mob

LLs

Lobs

PACs

RAF/

Government Affairs Team


Consumer Attorney’s of California

CACa

CLC

SC/PCL

CU

Mortgage Interest Deduction

Point of Sale

1

1

Dual Agency

Housing Programs

Frivolous Lawsuits

1

1

1

BOD

KCs

Mob

LLs

Lobs

PACs

RAF/

Government Affairs Team


CACa

CLC

SC/PCL

CU

Mortgage Interest Deduction

Point of Sale

1

1

Dual Agency

Housing Programs

Frivolous Lawsuits

1

1

1

BOD

KCs

Mob

LLs

Lobs

PACs

RAF/

Government Affairs Team



Legislative retrospective or return on political investment
Legislative Retrospective - OR- Return on Political Investment

Impact of the

on REALTORS® Ability to do Business . . .

Governmental Affairs

Team


Advocacy1
Advocacy

  • Lobbyists Make Sure That:

    • “Good Laws” (What C.A.R. Wants) – Get Passed!

    • “Bad Laws” (What C.A.R. Doesn’t Want) – Get Defeated!

  • Government Affairs Team Makes Sure That:

  • REALTOR® ACTION FUND Makes Sure That:


C a r saved every realtor
C.A.R. Saved Every REALTOR® . . .

REALTOR® SAVINGS

Preventing Point-of-Sale Retrofits $3,126

Reducing Exposure to Lawsuits $1,435

Preserving Dual Agency $2,203

Preserving Mortgage Interest $5,424

Deduction

California Housing Finance $116

Agency’s Impact on Housing Market

_______________________________________________________

TOTAL SAVINGS $12,303


C a r saved every realtor 12 303
C.A.R. Saved Every REALTOR® $12,303


C a r saved every realtor1
C.A.R. Saved Every REALTOR® . . .

REALTOR® SAVINGS

Preventing Point-of-Sale $3,126

Mandates

  • Sewer Lateral

  • Window Bars

  • Asbestos Mapping & Disclosure

  • Energy Audit*

  • Energy Retrofit*

  • Purchase of a New Contaminated Sites Report*

  • Pool Safety Barriers

  • Insulation Upgrade

  • Foundation Bolts

  • Fire Proof Roofs

  • Sprinkler Installation

  • CO Detector Installation*

  • Defensible Space

  • Water Conservation*

  • Proximity to Power Lines Disclosures

  • Auto Reverse Garage Doors

  • Gas Floor Furnace Retrofit*

  • Gas Shut-off Valve

  • Foundation Inspection


C a r saved every realtor2
C.A.R. Saved Every REALTOR® . . .

REALTOR® SAVINGS

Reducing Exposure to $1,435

Lawsuits

  • Easton v. Strassburger

  • Transfer Disclosure Statement

  • Environmental Hazards Booklet

  • Megan’s Law

  • Proposition 64 – “Shakedown Lawsuit” Reform


C a r saved every realtor3
C.A.R. Saved Every REALTOR® . . .

REALTOR® SAVINGS

Preserving Dual Agency $2,203

Preserving Mortgage Interest $5,424

Deduction

California Housing Finance $116

Agency’s Impact on Housing Market



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