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Jun. 8 - Legislative Update


Jun. 8 - BP Exchange (BP Registration)

Jun. 8 - BP Exchange (MGR Registration) 


Jul. 20 - MANAGERS only TMTL 


2017 Premium Partners



Alliance Association Bank 

Benson, Kerrane, Storz & Nelson, P.C. 

Chaparral Management Company, Inc., AAMC 

Daughtry & Jordan, P.C.  

Greater Houston Pool Management, Inc./Greater Houston Pool Builders, LLC 

Holt & Young, P.C.

Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey PC

 Triquest Management Services



Terra Management Services 

WaterLogic, Inc.  



AAA Plumbers 

Brady, Chapman, Holland & Associates, Inc.  

C.I.A. Services, Inc 

Creative Management Company 

LMS Inc., dba Landscape Management Services  

McKenzie Rhody, LLP

Mutual of Omaha Bank,CondoCerts
PCMI/Severn Trent, AAMC

Sears, Bennett & Gerdes, LLP 

The Urban Foresters 

Tu, Payne & Associates, PLLC 



Allied Universal 

Aquatic Management of Houston, Inc.

Bartley & Spears, P.C. 

 Best Plumbing, LLC   

Brick Restoration, Inc.
Canady & Canady, P.C.

Church Services  

Crest Management Company, Inc., AAMC  

D & C Contracting, Inc.  

Earthcare Management, Inc.  

High Sierra Management, Inc., AAMC  

Hoover Slovacek, L.L.P.

J.Q. Brick Repair and Restoration Services, LLC  

Lambright & Associates, PLLC 

Masonry Solutions, Inc.  

Merit Service Solutions, LP 

North Law, P.C. 

Pools by Dallas, Inc.  

Preferred Management Services, AAMC 

Property Services 

SCS Management Services, Inc.  

Sterling Association Services, Inc.  

Tuttle Construction 

Union Bank Homeowners Association Services  

  Yellowstone Landscape 



  BB&T Association Services  

Brookway Horticultural Services
Cox CPA Services, Inc. 

Goodlife HOA Management, LLC 

 I.M.S. Landscape Services, Inc. 

Kilowatt Partners, Inc  

Kraftsman Commercial


 Playgrounds & Water Parks 

Pampered Lawns, Inc.  

 Ted W. Allen & Associates, Inc.  

Silversand Services, Inc.

 Sweetwater Pools

Ted W. Allen & Associates
The Spencer Company 

Treece Law Firm 

VanMor Properties, Inc.  


Your name here in 2017 

Professional Management Development Program 

July 27-28, 2017

M-201  Facilities Management
December 7-8, 2017 

May 22, 2017


May 19, 2017
TCAA Capitol Activities
Only about one week remains until the Texas Legislature adjourns "sine die" (Latin for "without a day") in the 2017 Regular Legislative Session, and TCAA continues tracking and analyzing bills even as the clock winds down.
While problematic bills and amendments are not officially dead until the final gavel of the legislative session, it is worth taking a moment to commend the TCAA legislative team for their efforts during the last several months. The hard work of the TCAA advocacy team at the capitol and the TCAA Board's legislative review team behind the scenes, as well as everyone who attended the TCAA Capitol Rally Day, helped ensure that community associations across Texas can continue to operate in a manner that protects and supports homeowners and community associations.
For updates on TCAA activities and events, please visit the TCAA website: www.txcommunityassociationadvocates.org
Special Session This Summer?
The biggest news from the last week was Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick's press conference last Wednesday to announce that he intends to force a special legislative session if the House does not pass several of Patrick's pending legislative priorities, including SB 2 (property tax reform) and SB 6 (transgender bathroom bill).
It is unclear exactly how this latest development will impact the remaining days of the legislative session. Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement affirming that property tax reform and bathroom privacy are priorities that must be passed, but expressed confidence that the work can be completed during the remaining days of the regular session. House Speaker Joe Straus responded by naming several House priorities that have not been advanced by the Senate, and stating that he hopes Lieutenant Governor Patrick will reconsider his position.
Bills of Note
Below is an overview of the most high profile bills affecting community associations. Most of these bills will not pass before the end of the legislative session: 
  • HB 561, relating to the operation of golf carts and utility vehicles, was heard by the Senate Transportation Committee on May 10 and recommended for the Senate Local & Uncontested Calendar
  • SB 1609, relating to regulation of religious displays and the Senate companion to HB 522, was passed by the Senate, and reflects some of the changes advocated by TCAA, however the bill has not been heard by the full House
  • HB 522, relating to regulation of religious displays, failed to get placed on the last House floor calendar, and is therefore dead
  • HB 923, relating to excessive property owners' association fines, failed to get placed on the last House floor calendar, and is therefore dead
  • HB 1572, relating to the removal of trees believed to be a fire risk, failed to get placed on the last House floor calendar, and is therefore dead
  • HB 2320, restricting declarant control of property owners' associations, failed to get placed on the last House floor calendar, and is therefore dead
  • HB 3065, relating to mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's liens on condominiums, failed to get placed on the last House floor calendar, and is therefore dead
  • HB 3528, relating to the collection of past due assessments by a property owners' association, failed to pass out of House committee and be placed on the last House floor calendar, and is therefore dead
  • SB 2234, relating to the collection of past due assessments by a property owners' association and the Senate companion to HB 3528, has not passed out of Senate committee and, and is likely dead
 Upcoming Legislative Deadlines
In the final week of session, almost every day presents another procedural deadline. Upcoming deadlines include:
  • Friday, May 19: Last day for House to consider local House bills
  • Saturday, May 20: Last day for House committees to report Senate bills and Senate joint resolutions
  • Sunday, May 21: 10pm deadline for House to distribute its last House Daily Calendar with Senate bills and Senate joint resolutions
  • Tuesday, May 23: Last day for House to consider Senate bills on Regular Calendar
  • Wednesday, May 24: Last day for Senate to consider all bills
  • Monday, May 29: Last day of session; technical corrections only
Sunday, June 18 : Last day for Governor to veto bills passed during last 10 days of the session 

Stephanie Ferrante
Chapter Executive Director
Greater Houston Chapter - Community Associations Institute www.caihouston.org 
2017 Legislative Session Update
Presented by Texas Community Association Advocates
Sponsored by Daughtry & Jordan, P.C. 
Thursday, June 8, 2017  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
The Sam Houston Race Track - Winners Circle
Main Building, Second Level
7575 North Sam Houston Parkway West,  Houston, Texas  77064
Find out how the changes from the 2017 Legislative Session will affect your community, management company or business. 
Business Partner Exchange
Reverse Trade Show 
Sponsored by Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey PC 
Thursday, June 8, 2017  1:30 PM - 4:00 PM 
The Sam Houston Race Track - Winners Circle
Main Building, Second Level
7575 North Sam Houston Parkway West,  Houston, Texas  77064
Managers and homeowners get a quick 3 minute opportunity to network directly with our trusted business partners, and find new solutions, services and products to benefit their communities and companies. 
Take a Manager to Lunch
Presented by 
Sweetwater Pools, Inc. and 
Texas Landscape Group 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
The Westin Memorial City
945 Gessner Rd.,   Houston, Texas 77024
Professional Management Development Program
Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) Case Study
T hursday, July 27 - Friday, July 28, 2017
The final step toward earning the PCAM designation.
The PCAM Case Study is a comprehensive examination of an actual community association, combining classroom discussion with an extensive on-site inspection. You'll explore the community in depth, reviewing its administrative procedures, legal documents and communications; meeting with its manager, board members and key personnel; and learning about the local area. You'll be encouraged to ask questions and openly discuss issues faced by the association.

To register for the PCAM Case Study, you must successfully complete the prerequisite courses ( all 200-level PMDP courses) and receive written confirmation that your PCAM application has been approved within the previous year (other requirements apply). 

Please  e-mail CAI for further information. 
Learn more about the PCAM Designation

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