2019 Legislative Priorities

NAIOP has identified three key legislative issues for 2019:

Infrastructure and Transportation

Advocacy

NAIOP supports increased funding and investment of our nation’s infrastructure and transportation systems. This includes the expanded use of public-private partnerships, continued federal funding for maintenance and repair, and a more effective, transparent, and streamlined regulatory environment for major infrastructure projects.

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Tax Policy

Advocacy

While the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act intended to make permanent a 15-year payback period for Qualified Improvement Property, an error in the bill instead forces businesses to recover these expenditures over 39 years or more years. Congress should pass legislation that remedies this mistake and restores the original intent of the legislation.

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Energy Efficiency and Environment

Advocacy

Federal legislation advancing building code efficiency goals should be based on economic and technological feasibility. Incentive-based and voluntary approaches to advancing energy efficiency, such as EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager, should continue. NAIOP supports commonsense reforms to the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which codify and incentivize voluntary conservation efforts, and curb abuse of the Act by reducing instances of false reporting.

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