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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Congress Tackles Tax Overhaul

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The House and Senate are on holiday schedule this week but in recent weeks both have furthered efforts to overhaul the tax code. Read More... (Login Required)

House Bill Would Make E-Verify Mandatory

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In September, Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) introduced HR 3711, the Legal Workforce Act. The House Judiciary Committee approved the bill on October 25 by a vote of 20-10. 
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OSHA’s Top Ten Most Cited Violations for 2017

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Preliminary data on the 2017 most cited violations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was recently previewed at the 2017 National Safety Council’s Congress & Expo and published by Safety + Health magazine. Read More... (Login Required)

What Buy American and Hire American Could Mean for Visa Programs

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In April, President Trump issued the Buy American and Hire American executive order. Read More... (Login Required)

CMAA and Allies File Comments to EPA’s Waters of the US Rule Recodification

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On September 25, CMAA and its Golf Industry allies submitted their official comments to the Environmental Protection Agency in regards to the recodification of preexisting rules regarding the Waters of the United States (WOTUS). This is the first step in the rescission process that proposes to re-codify the regulations that existed before the 2015 Clean Water Rule.  Read more... (login required)

CMAA and Allies Respond to DOL Request for Information on Overtime

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On September 23, CMAA and its allies in the golf and club industry filed official comments on the July 2017 Request for Information, specifically seeking feedback on the 2015 overtime regulations enacted by the Department of Labor (DOL). Read More... (Login Required)

Court Overturns Overtime Rule

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On Thursday, August 31, United States District Judge Amos Mazzant of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a final ruling, overturning the Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2016 overtime rule. Read more... (Login required).