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The Legislative Report blog provides timely information on federal and state legislation and regulations and state trends as well as the myriad issues affecting the private club industry. A companion to CMAA's Legislative website, this resource should be your first stop for any information regarding legal, tax or legislative club-specific issues.

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Expanding the Advocacy Resources

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Key State LegislationClubindustryvotes.org, CMAA’s Grassroots Advocacy website, has relaunched with expanded information and abilities. The new site adds dynamic state-level information with tracked legislation and legislators.

Through the website, all CMAA members will be able to easily access:

  • Currently Tracked Federal Bills and Regulations
  • Key State Bills (New!!!)
  • Directory of Federal and State Legislators (New!!!)
  • Action Alerts on CMAA-Tracked Issues
  • Non-Partisan Election and Voter Registration Information

As well, Chapters, through their Managing Directors and Legislative Chairmen, will have the opportunity to collaborate with CMAA on state-related Action Alerts (contact forms) and more.

This resource, coupled with the Legislative Report and webinar series providing timely compliance information on the regulations impacting clubs, will now comprise CMAA’s robust advocacy initiative. Get started now to make your voice heard.

What Will 2013 Bring? Annual Legislative & Regulatory Forecast

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Pile of Papers - 175wForecasting is not an exact science. Take the weather for example. How many times does the TV weatherman get it right? But none the less, here are some issues clubs should pay attention to this coming year. Some of this might sound repetitive from 2012. Being a Presidential election year, 2012 was a year of inaction for both Congress and the regulatory agencies. The most significant events in 2012 for clubs were the Supreme Court’s action in upholding the Affordable Care Act and the deferrals of the H-2B Wage Rule and the swimming pool and spa provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design. more... 

 

More Guidance From the DOJ on the ADA Pool Extension

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Earlier this month, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a substantial postponement of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance date for existing pools and spas with ADA requirements for accessible entries to January 31, 2013. 

In an effort to assist businesses in understanding their obligations under the ADA, the DOJ has released new compliance resources which address common questions about accessibility requirements for existing pools:

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DOJ Again Delays ADA Requirements for Existing Pools to 2013

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Pool and Lift - 175wOn May 17, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a substantial postponement of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance date for existing pools and spas with ADA requirements for accessible entries. The new compliance date is January 31, 2013 (originally delayed from March 15, 2012).  more...

 

DOJ Delays Swimming Pool ADA Requirements for Existing Pools to May 21

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SwimmingPool - 175wOn March 15, Attorney General Eric Holder signed a 60 days extension for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for existing swimming pools, wading pools and spas. Beginning March 15, all pools were set to be subject to new accessibility guidelines through the 2010 update of the Access Board’s Accessibility Guidelines revised rules implementing title II and title III of the ADA.    more... 

ADA Changes Effective March 15

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On July 26, 2010, during the 20th anniversary celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), President Obama announced the US Department of Justice has issued final regulations revising Title II and III, including the ADA Standards for Accessible Design. The ADA requires the Department of Justice (the Department) to publish design standards that are consistent with the guidelines published by the US Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board). The Department has adopted revised ADA design standards that include the relevant chapters of the Access Board’s 2004 ADA/ABA Accessibility Guidelines as modified by specific provisions of the Department’s revised rules implementing title II and title III of the ADA.   more...