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  • April 09, 2021 4:36 PM | Julie LaRose (Administrator)

    Support Needed

    Our Pennsylvania bill, HB1103, was introduced earlier this week. With your assistance, the bill now has 13 co-sponsors!

    The PASSA needs your help!

    1. Please contact your state Representative, and ask them to support this legislation. Please remind your representative that an identical bill passed unanimously in 2020 after all stakeholders reached consensus.
    2. Contribute to PASSA's political action committee.

    PASSA Members - Click Here to Contact your Representative

    Please Consider a Contribution to

    PASSA's PAC

    Please contribute to PASSA’s political action committee by sending a PERSONAL check to:

    PA Self Storage PAC, 908 N 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102

    Your contributions help PASSA to strengthen its relationships with key decisionmakers in Harrisburg.


  • March 09, 2021 3:24 PM | Julie LaRose (Administrator)

    State Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-York) has circulated a memo to his colleagues in the House, announcing his intention to reintroduce legislation to modernize the state's self storage lien law, which last session was HB 1756. As you will recall, HB 1756 passed the House unanimously last fall, but did not receive consideration in the Senate. The cosponsor memo can be found HERE.

    When it is introduced, it will get a new bill number, and be referred to the House Commerce Committee. The new bill will be nearly identical to the version that passed the House, so we believe it has a good chance of prompt passage again, but we need your help.

    Please contact your state Representative HERE, and ask them to cosponsor this legislation.

    Please contribute to PASSA’s political action committee by sending a PERSONAL check to:

    PA Self Storage PAC, 908 N 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102

    Your contributions help PASSA to strengthen its relationships with key decisionmakers in Harrisburg.

  • March 02, 2021 10:48 AM | Julie LaRose (Administrator)

    The Inside Self-Storage Best of Business Poll just opened! Please consider voting PASSA as Best State Association! Please note, one vote PER email address, but you can vote using multiple email addresses. Please share, and let's vote PASSA as best large AND small association! Vote from March 1 - March 31!  Vote HERE -  https://lnkd.in/gYMyqKt

  • March 01, 2021 12:24 PM | Julie LaRose (Administrator)

    Events

    The Pennsylvania SSA is working to provide you with opportunities for networking, access to education, and is your source of news and information.  As a member of PASSA we are hosting  a FREE networking hour with legal and legislative updates, a live Q & A to get your questions answered, and for you to share your recent experiences navigating through the pandemic with fellow owner-operators.   Not a member, click HERE to join and click HERE to learn more about this great benefit.

    PASSA Networking Hour - April 22 at 11:30 am ET - Register HERE

    Limited Sponsorship Opportunities - Click HERE


  • October 16, 2020 1:24 PM | Julie LaRose (Administrator)

    Your state Senator needs to hear that you support House Bill 1756! HB1756, which would modernize the lien law, remains pending in the Senate. We need the Senate to act quickly to pass the bill. Today, please email (good) or call (better) the Senators where you live and where you do business, and ask the Senators to support HB1756. The Senators need to hear from you even if you have emailed or called already.

    Click here to find your Senator. Please email Joe Doherty with any questions.



  • October 09, 2020 11:25 AM | Julie LaRose (Administrator)

    New Overtime Pay Requirements Coming to Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania recently published a final rule that will increase the minimum amount a salaried employee must be paid (among other requirements) in order to be exempt from overtime compensation, beginning in October 2021. Pennsylvania employers, including PASSA members, should review the rule now to prepare for changes to employee compensation.

    While Pennsylvania’s new overtime rule sets a new overtime pay threshold for 2020, the 2020 threshold is identical to the federal standard. Pennsylvania’s overtime pay threshold will exceed the federal level on October 3, 2021. The new salary threshold for exemptions under the executive, administrative, or professional designations will be phased in as follows:

    • ·         $684 per week, $35,568 annually, on October 3, 2020 (same as the current federal standard);
    • ·         $780 per week, $40,560 annually on October 3, 2021; and
    • ·         $875 per week, $45,500 annually on October 3, 2022.
    PASSA members should carefully review this memo, PASSA members click here,  to ensure all employees are appropriately classified as either “overtime eligible” or “overtime exempt.” 

    Not a PASSA member, click HERE to join and access critical information about self storage in Pennsylvania. 

  • September 21, 2020 12:38 PM | Julie LaRose (Administrator)

    Thanks to your assistance, House Bill 1756 passed the House unanimously!

    The bill is now in the state Senate.

    We need to act quickly to ensure that the bill reaches Governor Wolf.

    You can help in two ways:


    1. Please call or email the state Senator(s) for your home and business. Your message is simply: tell them who you are and ask them to support HB1756.
    2. Please contribute to PASSA’s political action committee by sending a PERSONAL check to:

    PA Self Storage PAC, 908 N 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102.


    Your contributions help PASSA to strengthen its relationships with key decisionmakers in Harrisburg.


  • September 03, 2020 10:58 AM | Julie LaRose (Administrator)

    We need you to voice your support for House Bill 1756.

    Please call or email your state representative today and ask him or her to support House Bill 1756. Click HERE.

    The bill is expected to be voted on by the House September 16, 2020. PASSA members are urged to call or email the state representatives whose districts cover their homes and businesses and ask those representatives to support HB1756.  

    The Pennsylvania Self Storage Association supports HB1756, which is a continuation in PASSA’s efforts to modernize the self storage lien law. Following negotiations with members of the House Commerce Committee, HB1756: 

    • reduces the number of lien sale advertisements that must be published in a newspaper;
    • establishes a late fee safe harbor of $20 or 20% of rent, whichever is greater; and
    • expressly authorizes online lien sales. 


    Questions?

    Contact Joe Doherty, SSA SVP Chief Legal & Legislative Officer

    703.575.8000x123 or email jdoherty@selfstorage.org


    Click HERE to read the full communication sent on September 3, 2020. 

  • August 06, 2020 12:39 PM | Julie LaRose (Administrator)

    As a PASSA member you have access to a large library of information, resources and legal help related to preparing and navigating through disasters.

    Click here to access the complete library on the national SSA website. Topics include:

    ·         Price Gouging Laws

    ·         Emergency Preparedness

    ·         Water and Humidity

    ·         Insurance

    ·         Legal Help, Self Storage Legal Network , Affiliate Plan

    ·         Communication Plan and More!

    Click here for your state’s emergency management agency.

    Click here for the complete communication that was sent to members. 


  • August 03, 2020 3:19 PM | Julie LaRose (Administrator)

    We need you to voice your support for House Bill 1756.

    Click Here to Find and Contact Your State Representative

    Please call or email your state representative today and ask him or her to support House Bill 1756.

    The bill is expected to be voted on by the House. PASSA members are urged to call or email the state representatives whose districts cover their homes and businesses and ask those representatives to support HB1756.

    The Pennsylvania Self Storage Association supports HB1756, which is a continuation in PASSA’s efforts to modernize the self storage lien law. Following negotiations with members of the House Commerce Committee, HB1756:

    • reduces the number of lien sale advertisements that must be published in a newspaper;
    • establishes a late fee safe harbor of $20 or 20% of rent, whichever is greater;
    • allows operators to deny access when the tenant is in default for at least 5 days (down from the current 20 days); and
    • expressly authorizes online lien sales.

    Questions?

    Contact Joe Doherty, SSA SVP Chief Legal & Legislative Officer

    703.575.8000x123 or email jdoherty@selfstorage.org


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