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Weekly Update: April 13, 2017

   It was a great day today for our membership and we’re holding our official pens from the signing ceremony.  Thanks to a few of the leaders who made it happen, from left to right:  Senator Brad Zaun (Urbandale), BUILD PAC Trustee Rich Fitch, past HBAI President Mike Far, current HBAI President Tim Ruth, LaDonna Gratias, Senator Jake Chapman (Adel), Des Moines HBA Executive Officer Dan Knoup, HBAI Executive Officer Jay Iverson, and Representative Kevin Koester (Ankeny).

Order Doug Mayo Golf Outing Apparel Now/Sponsors Still Needed
The golf portion of the 4th Annual Doug Mayo Golf Outing, which benefits students entering the building trades, is sold out.  We are still in need of sponsors though.  Official apparel needs to be ordered now to look super fashionable on our event, which is Friday June 30th, 2017. Click here for you to be a sponsor.  Click here to order super awesome clothing with our Doug Mayo Golf Outing logo.

HF586 – Mechanic’s Lien Changes – Commencement of Work
All contractors who directly work for a homeowner should read through this note from Construction Law Attorney Jodie McDougal – or you could lose your right to file a lien.  On March 30, 2017, the Iowa Senate passed House File …
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Weekly Update: April 6, 2017

   The Des Moines HBA Engagement Committee put together a legal advice breakfast with attorneys Chuck Becker and Jodie McDougal a few weeks ago.  It was well attended and great information was shared.

 
Another New Member Benefit – LegalShield
We are pleased to offer yet another member benefit – substantial discounts on subscriptions to LegalShield/IDShield.  Everyone deserves affordable legal and identity theft protection, including you. No matter how traumatic or trivial your situation, we are here to help. Unexpected legal and identity theft issues arise every day. With LegalShield on your side, you have the power to access legal and identity theft advice and services when you need them, all for one low monthly fee.  Here is a link to our HBAI plan, check it out.

Thanks to Everyone who Contacted Legislators on Mechanic’s Lien Bill
Our call to action last week on HF586 ended up being a fairly meaningless exercise – it made it through both chambers without a single dissenting vote.  As of this past Tuesday, it’s now on the Governor’s desk.  We spent time in meetings explaining why we didn’t think it was a good bill, with good conversation, but that train was rolling down the tracks with no stopping it.  …
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