SNHB Readies for Nevada 2017 Legislative Session
Homebuilders in Southern Nevada could face ripples, and potentially cause their own, during the Nevada 2017 legislative session in Carson City, set to begin Feb. 6.
During a gathering at Sierra Gold at 6515 S. Jones Blvd. on Jan. 11, the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association brought in Josh Hicks, a lobbyist from McDonald Carano Wilson law firm, to speak on some of the pressing matters that builders could face on the political battlefield.
Hicks warned of the potential for new taxes and how the new political powers put in place during the last election cycle could affect getting things done.
By far the most interesting initiative, however, was given by Matt Walker, the director of government affairs at the SNHBA. If plans by the association were to move forward, solar panels could be included in all new construction in the valley, and in the state of Nevada.
To foster this change, Walker said the rules on what counts as efficient building would have to be altered. Currently, some of the things that count toward energy-efficiency ratings in construction are the air conditioner, windows and insulation. But not solar power.
January 23, 2017
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