On March 20, 2018, the Wisconsin Legislature adjourned and ended the 2017-18 legislative session, capping off one of the WRA's most productive legislative sessions ever. The WRA passed 68 priorities on a variety of issues affecting all sectors of the real estate industry.
In 2017, the WRA board of directors approved a list of legislative priorities for the 2017-18 legislative session. The list included several legislative priorities designed to improve all sectors of Wisconsin's real estate industry. The WRA's priorities included:
- Make home and property ownership more affordable.
- Protect private property rights.
- Remove hurdles to successful real estate transactions.
- Make necessary infrastructure investments.
- Remove regulatory barriers to residential and commercial development.
- Make ownership of rental property less onerous.
Throughout the 2017-18 legislative session, the WRA lobbying team worked closely with Gov. Walker's administration and legislators on both sides of the aisle to pass the priorities. State lawmakers showed tremendous support for the WRA and the issues important to the real estate industry. In fact, most of the priorities received unanimous or bipartisan support. And in the end, lawmakers passed 68 of the WRA's legislative priorities into law, making the 2017-18 legislative session one of the WRA's most successful sessions ever.
Two WRA resources are available that detail all 68 of the priorities that went into law:
- 2018 WRA Legislative Report: Download the PDF here.
- "Session Wrap-up: 68 Legislative Priorities Passed into Law," in the May 2018 issue of Wisconsin Real Estate Magazine: read online here.