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FCC Approves New Net Neutrality Rules

February 27, 2015: 

On Feb. 26, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved new "net neutrality" rules, which gives the Commission strong legal authority to regulate broadband providers more heavily than in the past and restrict their power to control download speeds on the web.

NAR Testifies on Patent Demand Letter Reform

February 27, 2015: 

On Feb. 26, 2015, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade held a hearing titled “Update: Patent Demand Letter Practices and Solutions.” Vince Malta, NAR’s 2015 Liaison for Law and Policy, testified on behalf of NAR and the United for Patent Reform Coalition, a diverse group of American businesses committed to curbing patent abuses.

FAA Proposes Rule Governing Commercial Use of UAVs

February 27, 2015: 

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a rule that would permit the commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones.

Section 333 Waivers

February 27, 2015: 

NAR does not recommend members use UAVs until the FAA has clear regulations for the use of UAVs or the user has received a waiver from the FAA.

Realtors® Applaud New Net Neutrality Rules Preserving Equal Access to the Internet

February 26, 2015: 

The new rules will ensure equal access to the Internet by consumers, and will keep internet service providers from blocking or throttling their service.

Realtors® Demand Congressional Action to Strengthen Patent Laws, Protect Small Businesses

February 26, 2015: 

Without meaningful patent litigation reform, Realtors® and other small and midsize business owners will remain targets of extortion.

RESPA Marketing Webinar

February 20, 2015: 

On Thursday February 19, 2015, NAR hosted a webinar on marketing and services agreements (MSAs) and other agreements under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA).

FAA Proposes Commercial Drone Rule

February 20, 2015: 

The FAA has begun the rule making process to address the commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles, otherwise known as drones.

FEMA Holds Flood Standard Hearings

February 20, 2015: 

The White House recently issued an Executive Order 13690, requiring that any new construction or development in, and affecting floodplains funded by the federal government, will be required to meet the level of resilience established in the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS).