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12/09/2016 | Author: Governmental Affairs Staff

The 85th Texas Legislature convenes next month, and the Texas Association of REALTORS® is ready to advocate for private-property rights and Texas real estate industry. 

This means TAR will continue its history of supporting legislation favorable to Texas real estate and opposing legislation that may negatively affect real estate consumers or Texas REALTORS®.

Here’s a look at how the association’s legislative priorities are determined.

Six subcommittees, one goal
Texas REALTORS® serving on six subcommittees of TAR’s Public Policy Committee—business issues, commercial, infrastructure & utilities, land use, property management, and taxation—identify and research important issues that affect the state’s real estate industry.

Subcommittee members gather input from subject-matter experts, legislators, and other stakeholders to formulate legislative recommendations for TAR’s Public Policy Committee to consider.

The Public Policy Committee then shares its recommendations with TAR’s Legislative Management Team. After TAR’s Executive Board approves the LMT recommendations, the team gets to work. This dedicated group of Texas REALTORS® serving in association leadership positions sets TAR’s priorities and makes final decisions about specific legislation during the legislative session.

Meet the team
TAR’s Legislative Management Team is comprised of TAR’s chairman, chairman-elect, secretary/treasurer, and immediate past chairman; the chairmen and vice chairmen of TAR’s Issues Mobilization, Political Affairs, and Public Policy committees; and the Texas Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee (TREPAC) chairman and vice chairman.

  • Vicki Fullerton, TAR chairman, RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring, The Woodlands
  • Kaki Lybbert, TAR chairman-elect, Century 21 Judge Fite-Denton, Denton
  • Tray Bates, TAR secretary/treasurer, Bates Commercial LLC, Corpus Christi
  • Leslie Rouda Smith, TAR immediate past chairman, Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, Dallas
  • Judy Jones, Issues Mobilization Committee chairman, Realty Professionals of Texas, Southlake
  • Marvin Jolly, Issues Mobilization Committee vice chairman, Keller Williams Realty, Dallas
  • Matt Hilton, Political Affairs Committee chairman, Step Up Realty, McKinney
  • Chris Rosprim, Political Affairs Committee vice chairman, KW Commercial, Denton
  • Scott Caballero, Public Policy Committee chairman, BHHS Penfed Realty, San Antonio
  • Kenya Burrell-VanWormer, Public Policy Committee vice chairman, Great American Title Company, Houston
  • Martha Dent, TREPAC chairman, RE/MAX Associates of Arlington, Arlington
  • David Alan Cox, TREPAC vice chairman, RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs Murphy, Murphy

As you can see, advocating for a strong real estate industry starts and ends with Texas REALTORS®. 

Categories: Governmental Affairs
Tags: governmental affairs, legislative affairs

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