Government Affairs

The Utah Valley Home Builders Association is looking out for its members. Advocacy to local, state and national policy makers and other regulatory bodies on behalf of the building industry is a critical component of the HBA’s mission. Get involved by joining the Government Affairs Committee.  The Government Regulations committee meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at Noon.  Next meeting is March 28, 2019  at 12:30 pm.  RSVP 801-225-8893.

*Join a Government Affairs Committee now!  Two committees working for you are..... PAC & Voter Mobilization, and Government Regulations/ Land Use Issues & Codes.   Both committees will be meeting together on Thursday, March 28th. PAC at 11:30 am and Government Regulations at 12:30 pm.  Please RSVP 801-225-8893 or deann@uvhba.com if you would like to join either of these committees. All members invited to attend.

Utah State Legislature:  Home Builders Association of Utah are tirelessly working for you and your company.  Bills at the house are constantly changing and updates are daily.  For a complete report, contact Deann@uvhba.com.  Here is a quick report:     HB441 Tax Reduction & Equalization Act.  This bill includes a transfer fee on property sales.  HBA does not support this bill.

HB54 Fire Code Amendments.  HBA supported this bill and it passed.  Adopts the 2016 edition of the Natl Fire Alarm and Signaling code.

HB122 Property Rights Ombudsman Advisory Opinion Amendments.  HBA supported this bill and it passed.  Includes a provision regarding the award of fees and costs when an issue in an advisory opinion is litigated.

City Updates:

Provo: Provo council approved the new Impact Fees at their December 11th council meeting.  Will be effective July 1, 2019.  This 82% increase from $8000 to $15,000 for a single family home is a huge hit to affordability.  UVHBA was successful in decreasing the public safety and transportation impact fees. **UPDATE. The UVHBA is working with LEI Engineering and builders on a new report on these fees. We will keep you posted!**

Payson: Payson city has started work on a new IFFP study for impact fees.  UVHBA will keep you posted when the Impact Fee Facility Plans are completed and ready for review.

Friends of Housing PAC plays an important role in supporting candidates who understand and  support our industry. Your contributions fund the work of responsive government and affordable housing.  Please be generous with your donations in 2019 we help elect housing friendly city council members.

May 15 Friends of Housing Golf Tournament will be held at Hobble Creek Golf Course.  Register now!  $300 for a foursome.  Hole Sponsorships still available. Don't delay!  We always have a full house and turn people away.

 

*Preserve Your Business NOW - The Home Builders Association has saved you more than $30,000 per home, plus tens of thousands per year in business costs; and, help to stimulate the housing market. Join the HBA Now. You can’t afford not to!

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