Advocacy

Local

The size and influence of BOMA/Greater Tucson makes it one of the most influential groups in the city in terms of lobbying for real estate issues such as construction codes changes, real estate tax issues and real estate education.  BOMA has helped enact and set standards used universally throughout the real estate industry. CLICK HERE for BOMA Tucson Fact Sheet for Commercial Real Estate's Contribution to the Economy.

State
On a state level BOMA Greater Tucson has partnered with BOMA Phoenix to form Arizona BOMA.  Together we hire a lobbyist to oversee the Arizona Legislature activies.  CLICK HERE to download the 2011 End of Session Report.

National
BOMA International has positioned itself as the premier real estate advocacy association, developing into the government watchdog for national real estate industry issues. BOMA continues to successfully advocate in the areas of codes and standards, against forced building entry for telecommunications service providers, push for broad-based capital gains tax relief that treats commercial real estate fairly, and is the only real estate organization heard on Capitol Hill in support of electric utility deregulation.  

BOMA 2012 Issues Report
Commercial Real Estate's Contribution to the Economy:  U.S. Private Office Sector
Leasehold Depreciation
Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
ADA Notice and Compliance
Carried Interest Tax Treatment
BOMA International Energy & Environmental Initiatives

For the most current Advocacy Updates from BOMA International

BOMA PAC

Government Sites

City of Tucson Tucson city government and services website.

AZ@Your Service Arizona's official state web portal.

Arizona State Legislature  Arizona State Legislature website - your elected officials, bills, committees, calendars, all right here!

United States House of Representatives Everything you wanted to know about the House and current events there.

United States Senate  Get the inside track on what's going on in the US Senate

 

Information on recent legislation

Smoke Free AZ Requirements

The Smoke Free Arizona Act went into effect 05-01-07

  • Exiting "no smoking" posters will not comply, unless they reference the Arizona Act and include the 800 number for reporting suspected violations.
  • Can't smoke within 20 feet of an office entrance (ashtrays need to be at least 20 feet from each building entrance).
  • Employer-owned vehicles are covered, and the Act requires the display of posters in each vehicle.

Additional information on this Act can be found at:

Smoke-Free Arizona Homepage

The Act and Business Checklist

Rules and Regulations for Smoke Free AZ