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Legislative Report Blog
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
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501(c)(7) Tax Exempt Club information
There are many questions surrounding tax-exempt social clubs under IRC section 501(c)(7). According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), a social club is organized for pleasure, recreation and other similar non profitable purposes and substantially all of its activities are for these purposes. more...
Health Care Reform
Find out what you need to know about employer mandates, seasonal employees and individual tax consequences. more…
The mission of the National Alliance for Accessible Golf is to increase participation of people with disabilities in the game of golf, and the overarching purpose of the Alliance is to develop solutions to critical issues relative to making the game of golf accessible to persons with disabilities. more...
Americans with Disabilities Act and Accessibility Issues
Originally enacted in 1990, the ADA was updated, specifically Titles II and III, including the ADA Standards for Accessible Design. These changes specifically address recreational facilities and include specific requirements for recreational boating facilities; exercise machines and equipment; golf facilities; swimming pools, wading pools and spas; and saunas and steam rooms. more... (member only; password required)
Most clubs play music in their establishment for the enjoyment of their members. In the case of recorded music, the performance rights generally are owned by either the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP); Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI); or SESAC, Inc. As such, clubs must obtain a licensing fee to obtain the legal permission required to perform copyrighted music under the U.S. Copyright Law. more...
Motion Picture Licensing
The Federal Copyright Act stipulates that copyrighted motion pictures and other audiovisual programs that are available for rental or purchase, such as DVDs or other digital formats (videos), are intended for personal, private use only. Showing videos in a child care program, at a private club or outdoors on a golf course is considered a "public performance" and requires a license.
National Golf Day Presented by WE ARE GOLF
Held annually, this event brings together the industry in advocating the economic, environmental and philanthropic contributions of golf to the nation. more...
In September of 2003, CMAA
signed an Alliance with OSHA to promote safe and healthful working
conditions for membership club employees. In February of 2005, CMAA
renewed its Alliance and added a new scope of concentration, landscaping
and horticulture. In October 2007, the Alliance was again renewed. more...
Many clubs hire teenagers to serve in the capacity of maintenance staff, waitstaff, interns and other positions throughout the club. There are, however, various regulations with respect to what job duties teenage workers can and cannot be asked to do. more...