Sandoval Announces Special Session Start Date and Agenda Details


CARSON CITY, NV – Governor Brian Sandoval today announced that he will call the Legislature into Special Session beginning Monday, October 10th at 8 a.m.   The proclamation detailing the agenda will be released on Sunday, October 9th.  The Governor issued the following statement:

“My staff and I have had extensive discussions with legislative leadership and it’s time for the full body to begin its deliberations on the recommendations of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee. Now is the time to capitalize on the opportunity before us to invest in Nevada’s most foundational industry, tourism, by providing for the infrastructure and public safety needs of the 21st century.


By Dana Jonathon Nitz, Esq., and Natalie C. Lehman, Esq of Wright,Finlay & Zak, LLP

On September 18, 2014, the Nevada Supreme Court (NSC) turned the mortgage industry on its head when it held that a foreclosure on an HOA lien would eliminate what was previously (and universally) viewed as a first priority deed of trust on the property. SFR Investments Pool 1 v. U.S. Bank, 334 P.3d 408 (Nev. 2014). Nearly two years later, the NSC has agreed to revisit the devastating and expansive impact of its decision in the case of K&P Homes v. Christiana Trust et al., NSC Case No. 69966. Specifically, the NSC will decide whether the SFR decision should be applied retroactively to all HOA sales or, should it be applied prospectively to only HOA sales occurring after the date of the SFR decision. Since most HOA sales occurred pre-SFR, a positive decision by the NSC could revive billions of dollars of potentially lost mortgage loans.


Save On Back To School Supplies at Office Depot- while benefiting NBA: Win Win!



Back-to-school season is right around the corner, and so is supply shopping. This year, all NBA members and special members and their employees - whether your company uses Office Depot or not  - can access our discount program with Office Depot through the Employee Purchase Program. Click here to download an EPP Card for in-store purchases, and be sure to share with all your team members.

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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) To Hold Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Community Banking

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced that it will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Community Banking on Wednesday, July 20. Senior staff will discuss and provide updates on: fintech; millennials' perspectives on banking; FDIC's Community Banking Initiative; the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act (EGRPRA) regulatory review; and consumer compliance issues. There will also be a presentation by FDIC senior staff on recent supervisory developments.

70 US Senators Request CFPB Easing/Tailoring

On June 18, 2016 Nevada Senator Dean Heller and a supermajority of the Senate - 70 Senators - asked the CFPB to ease its regulatory requirements for community banks and credit unions. (letter attached)
The senators wrote CFPB Director Richard Cordray, urging that the bureau to use its authority to exempt or tailor its regulations in order to prevent undue burdens on community lenders. Senator Heller has previously brought up this issue in the Senate Banking Committee to highlight that though the CFPB does have this exemption and tailoring authority it has been seldom used by the CFPB.

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has approved revisions to the Call Report that will take effect September 30, 2016, and March 31, 2017.  These Call Report revisions were proposed by the three federal banking agencies, under the auspices of the FFIEC, in September 2015 (see FIL-39-2015, dated September 18, 2015).  The proposed revisions included certain burden-reducing changes, several new and revised Call Report data items, and a number of instructional clarifications.  After considering the comments received on the proposal, the FFIEC and the agencies are proceeding with most of the proposed reporting changes, with some modifications.  The U.S. Office of Management and Budget must approve the revisions to the Call Report before they can be implemented.