Customized State Smart Growth Legislation ProgramA

The Customized State Smart Growth Legislation Program provides assistance to state REALTOR® Associations to take the lead in writing and introducing legislation to help the state better address the challenges of growth and improve local communities. NAR will offer, at a reduced rate to the association, the services of respected land-use consultant, Robinson & Cole, to draft state legislation on Smart Growth issues (i.e., new zoning enabling legislation, requirements for local planning, changes in subdivision law, open space protection). These proposals must be related to land-use and smart growth, and should involve issues that can gain support from a constituency beyond REALTORS®.

What does the program provide?

  • Drafting by experienced land-use attorneys of legislation to achieve specific ends identified by the state REALTOR® Association
  • Advice on legislative strategy
  • Development of talking points
  • Assistance with coalition development
  • Limited direct lobbying

What is the state REALTOR® Association expected to do?

  • Fully commit to a legislative campaign
  • Identify specific objectives the legislation is to achieve
  • Appoint a legislative committee or task force (if none already exists)
  • Participate in strategy and coalition development
  • Secure bill sponsor
  • Organize member contact teams to lobby legislators

Questions? Contact Christine Windle, at 202-383-1135.