2013 NEW TDLR ELEVATOR & ESCALATOR RULES IN EFFECT
AUSTIN – The 83rd Texas Legislature passed Senate Bills 540 and 673, and the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation adopted new and updated rules to implement the two bills and to also strengthen the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation’s (TDLR) authority to manage the regulation of elevator and escalator equipment, as well as, strengthen the department’s ability to safeguard Texans using the equipment.
On November 15, 2013, the rules took effect. To read the full article click here.
Budget and Plan for BOMA International’s 2014 Conferences
As you begin budgeting and planning for 2014, here is some cost information for BOMA International's major conferences.
Winter Business Meeting & National Issues Conference
February 2 – 5
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
$595 Registration Fee
$295 Additional Local Staff Fee
$295 Spouse Fee
Hotel = $289/night + 14.5% taxes
Medical Office Buildings & Healthcare Facilities Conference
April 30 – May 2
$795 Registration Fee
Hotel = $210/night + 17.75% taxes
Annual Conference – Orlando, FL
June 22 – 24
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
$725 Registration Fee
$395 Additional Local Staff
$150 Spouse Fee
$155 TOBY Ticket
Hotel = $229/night + 13% taxes
by Robert D. Miller, Yuniedth Midence Steen, and Gardner Pate
December 10, 2013
While we have reported it multiple times over the past several months, it is officially campaign season. The deadline for candidates to file for a place on the ballot ended yesterday, December 9. The primary elections will be held on Tuesday, March 4, and the general election will be on November 4.
As we expected, there were a few surprises during the filing period. To read the analysis of the statewide races, click here.
In The News
STAGE TWO drought rules are now in place.
It's time to get serious about saving water. You can water only once a week between 7-11 am or 7-11 pm. Your watering day is based on the last number of your address. Click here for your watering day.
Did You Know?
BOMA Int'l reports Building Operations Contribute $205 Billion to GDP; Support 3.8 Million Jobs
BOMA International’s new economic impact study - Where America Goes to Work: The Contribution of Office Building Operations to the Economy, 2012 - details the impact of commercial office space on the national and local economies. The study found that the 9.9 billion square feet of office space served by BOMA’s 93 local associations generated $79.7 billion in direct operating expenditures – enough to build One World Trade Center 20 times over. The report also found that building operations contribute $205 billion to GDP and support 2.2 million direct jobs and 1.6 million indirect jobs.
Read the press release
View the report