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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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House of Representatives Passes PRO Act

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On March 9, the House of Representatives passed HR 842, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act by a vote of 225 to 206. The PRO Act proposes the most significant overhaul to federal labor law in decades.

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American Rescue Act: What’s in it for Clubs?

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On March 11, HR1319, known as the American Rescue Act, was signed into law. It is the largest COVID-related stimulus to date and includes rebate payments to individuals, unemployment insurance enhancement, and aid to state and local governments.
 
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Administration Extends Visa Programs Freeze Through March

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In an executive order issued on December 31, the Trump Administration has extended the freeze on visa programs through March 31, 2021. The freeze was initially implemented by the administration on June 24, 2020, and was set to expire on December 31. Included in the freeze are the programs most used by the club industry to fill seasonal positions including H-2B and most J-1 visas.

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Congress Expands Employee Retention Tax Credit and Other Key Provisions of HR133

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On December 21, Congress passed HR133, an enormous 5,593-page FY2021 appropriations package, coupled with the second largest COVID-19 stimulus-related package. Read More (Log In Required) 

COVID Relief Now Coalition Renews Calls for Relief

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The COVID Relief NOW Coalition, a coalition of more than 300 major public and private sector groups including CMAA created in October, has renewed its efforts calling on Congress to pass COVID relief legislation now.

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CMAA Joins Effort to Ask for COVID Relief Before Election Recess

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CMAA has joined a new coalition of public and provide sector leaders including our allies in the golf and hospitality industry to ask Congress to act on COVID relief before its election recess. COVID Relief Now, a new coalition...

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Congress Extends Payroll Protection Program into August

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On June 30, the Senate passed S.4116, extending the application period for the Payroll Protection Program (PPP). The House of Representatives passed it the following day and the President signed it into law on July 4.

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