|The New Hampshire Association of REALTORS just sent out this message from President Jim Lyons.Designated Agency bill a success!
For those who have not yet heard, House Bill 1384, the Designated Agency bill, passed the full Senate this morning (March 27), leaving the Governor’s signature as the only remaining step before it becomes law, with an effective date of Jan. 1, 2009.
The purpose of this message is to thank 2007 President Bonnie Guevin for having the foresight and courage to establish the 2007 Agency Task Force; and, to thank and congratulate the Agency Task Force members, under the leadership of Chair Kathy Roosa, for their efforts in providing the New Hampshire Association of REALTORS® the roadmap that led to the bill’s successful passage by the House and Senate.
It is sometimes no small feat to achieve victory within the New Hampshire legislative process. I am well aware of the political minefield awaiting any bill introduced; however, I am very pleased and proud that we were able to collectively represent the best interests of consumers and our members before the Legislature in a manner that proved to be credible. Thank you to our Public Policy Committee, with the guidance of Chair Jeff Keeler and Government Affairs Director Chris Nicolopoulos, for leading that effort at the State House.
With the Governor’s signature on HB 1384, we can begin the next steps to educate REALTORS® across New Hampshire on this important and beneficial enhancement to the Real Estate Practice Act.
Thank you all for your superb efforts!
Jim Lyons, REALTOR®
Designated Agency Bill a success!!!
March 27, 2008 by Monika McGillicuddy