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May 11- Education - E-mail 

 

Jun. 8 - Legislative Update

 

Jun. 8 - BP Exchange (BP Registration)


Jun. 8 - BP Exchange (MGR Registration) 

  

2017 Premium Partners

 

Platinum

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

 

Diamond

Terra Management Services 

WaterLogic, Inc.  

 

Gold

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
RealManage 

Sears, Bennett & Gerdes, LLP 

The Urban Foresters 

Tu, Payne & Associates, PLLC 

 

  Silver

Allied Universal 

Aquatic Management of Houston, Inc.

Bartley & Spears, P.C. 

 Best Plumbing, LLC   

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

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 

 

Bronze

  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

Mainscape 

 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 
2017

CASE STUDY
July 27-28, 2017

M-201  Facilities Management
December 7-8, 2017 

May 8, 2017


TCAA MINUTE
May 5, 2017
    
TCAA Capitol Activities

  As the Texas Legislature heads into the final three weeks of the legislative session, the TCAA team remains busy tracking and analyzing bills impacting community associations. The week of May 8-12 will be the last time for House bills to pass out of the House, and the House members will be on the floor debating bills until near midnight each night that week.
 
For updates on TCAA activities and events, please visit the TCAA website: www.txcommunityassociationadvocates.org 
  
Delays in House and Senate
 
Meanwhile, the House and Senate continue an apparent standoff, where each chamber is holding the other chamber's bills instead of referring them to committee and passing them to the floor. Through the end of April, nearly 80 percent of the almost 600 bills and joint resolutions that have cleared the Senate had not yet been assigned to committees in the House. On the Senate side, around 45 percent of the nearly 400 measures passed by the House had not been referred to Senate committees. While such gamesmanship is typical at the capitol during the late stages of the session, the volume of bills being delayed is larger than usual.
 
 
Bills of Note
 
HB 1572 by Rep. Workman was passed by the House Business & Industry Committee on May 3rd. The bill as filed prohibited enforcement of any restrictions that would prevent a landowner from removing a tree on the owner's property that the owner "believes" to be a fire risk. There were some exceptions included in the bill, but TCAA still had concerns about the lack of an objective standard for assessing risk and about application of the provisions in a condominium setting. Rep. Workman offered a committee substitute for HB 1572, and TCAA is analyzing the new language. Time is running out for this bill to make it to the House floor.
 
HB 3528 by Rep. Vo and SB 2238 by Sen. Menendez each seem to have stalled out in committee, though TCAA will continue to monitor these troublesome bills to ensure they are not moved at the last minute or amended onto other legislation. These complicated and vague bills impose limitations on interest, late fees, collection costs, methods of payment, and attorney's fees. While TCAA supports fair and reasonable fees for collections, these bills substantially erode the ability of property owners' associations to hold an owner accountable for the assessment obligation that funds the services and amenities of a community.
 
The looming May 8th and May 11th deadlines for passage of House bills by the House means that the following bills, none of which have Senate companions that are advancing, are also close to death:
  • HB 522, relating to regulation of religious displays
  • HB 923, relating to property owners' association fines
  • HB 2320, restricting declarant control of property owners' associations
 Upcoming Legislative Dates of Interest
 
Monday, May 8: Last day for House committees to report House bills
 
Tuesday, May 9: Last House Daily Calendar must be distributed
 
Thursday, May 11: Last day for House to consider most House bills on Daily Calendar
 
Friday, May 12: Last day for House to consider bills on Consent Calendar
 
 

Stephanie Ferrante
Chapter Executive Director
stephanie@caihouston.org 
Greater Houston Chapter - Community Associations Institute www.caihouston.org 
Education
How to Eat an Elephant:  Taming your E-Mail Box
Sponsored by Daughtry & Jordan, P.C. 
Thursday, May 11, 2017  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
The Hilton Houston Westchase
9999 Westheimer, Houston, Texas  77042
This is a very practical session that assists managers in dealing with and organizing the many emails that fly back and forth in association management. 
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 
SAVE THE DATE 
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. 


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Houston, Texas  77024
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