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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS NEWS

Sept. 2, 2016

HCC supports NAIOP land-use study to benefit long-term public land-use planning in Henderson, surrounding areas
 

On Sept. 1, the HCC Board of Directors authorized the support for a 2016 study conducted by NAIOP Southern Nevada, “Strategic Analysis of Southern Nevada’s Economy: Potential Land Constraints on Economic Growth & Development.” [Read the study]

The study addresses land-use planning measures involving the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Resource Management Plan (RMP) and analyzes considerations that could be considered in order to fully meet the estimated growth and needs of Southern Nevada, particularly within Henderson and Ivanpah.

The letter of support is intended to add leverage to the study to encourage the Governor and Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development to ask the BLM to place a tentative hold on finalizing the plan until further private sector input is provided. Currently, the BLM intends to finalize its plan winter 2016/2017.

[Read the study]

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Aug. 25, 2016

Henderson Chamber of Commerce supports fuel revenue indexing extension
 

The Henderson Chamber of Commerce’s (HCC) board of directors announced it will formally back Question 5, an initiative to extend fuel revenue indexing in Clark County for 10 years. The question will appear on the County’s ballot this November.

“Supporting fuel revenue indexing allows us to enhance and build a continuous network for movement thereby creating jobs and supporting business,” said Stan Olsen, chairman of HCC’s Issues Committee, which supported the measure in 2013 when introduced to the County. “This measure will not only continue to generate funds for critically needed transportation projects, especially throughout Henderson, it will allow us to keep pace with the growth of our community and better position us to be competitive with other markets.”

Fuel revenue is generated each time a motorist fills a vehicle with gas. A portion of what is paid at the pump helps fund transportation projects throughout the County. The Clark County Commission approved tying fuel revenue to rate of inflation from January 2014 to December 2016. Since that time, the funding measure aided in keeping up with material and labor costs, raised $700 million, funded 221 projects and created 9,000 jobs. Extending fuel revenue indexing for 10 years would raise approximately $2 billion and fund about half of the 364 currently unfunded projects identified in Southern Nevada, including projects throughout the City of Henderson. For more information, visit www.rtcsnv.com/fri.

With regard to its business advocacy program, the HCC supports a pro-business climate that allows for job growth and economic diversity, which is imperative to continued economic growth and success. One such core criteria includes infrastructure, specifically projects and policies that make improvements in the areas of communication, energy, water and transportation as critical public assets that benefit all businesses and promote job growth and livability in Henderson.

READ: The Facts on Question 5, Fix Our Roads

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July 26, 2016

Henderson IMPAC endorses pro-business candidates for state general elections
Candidates selected based on experience, expectations to support local businesses

 

The Henderson’s Issues Mobilization Political Action Committee (IMPAC), in support of its pro-business agenda, followed its process of recommending a slate of candidates seeking election in the 2016 Nevada General Election.

It endorsed the following candidates: Carrie Buck (R), Nevada Senate District 5; David Parks (D), Nevada Senate District 7; Jason Frierson (D), Nevada Assembly District 8; James Ohrenschall (D), Nevada Assembly District 12; Keith Pickard (R), Nevada Assembly District 22; Nick Phillips (R), Nevada Assembly District 41; Deanna Wright, Clark County School District Trustee District A; and Sam Bateman, Justice of the Peace Department 1.

“We chose to endorse candidates who we feel have the ability to strengthen Southern Nevada’s business community,” said Bob Anderson, who serves as IMPAC’s chairman and the board of director’s chair-elect for the Henderson Chamber of Commerce (HCC), which is currently the fastest growing chamber in the valley with a membership of more than 1,200 businesses, most being small businesses. “As an organization that represents both large and small businesses it’s our responsibility to ensure Henderson’s business community is actively engaged in both the elective and policy making process."

In determining candidates for endorsement, IMPAC requested responses to a questionnaire from each considered candidate and conducted interviews. Board members of IMPAC, which is comprised of 20 business leaders from varying business sectors, also reviewed and evaluated each candidate’s history, experience, involvement within the business community and commitment to civil service along with voting records of incumbent, partisan candidates.

All information was compiled to determine which candidates would bring the expertise in understanding business issues, provide long-term strategic visioning and implementation policies, as well as, support the growth and attraction of successful businesses in Henderson and throughout Southern Nevada.

In April 2016, IMPAC made endorsements prior to the primary election of additional candidates whose campaigns will also proceed to the general election this November. Those candidates include: Aaron Ford (D), Nevada Senate District 11; John Hambrick (R), Nevada Assembly District 2; Paul Anderson (R), Nevada Assembly District 13; Chris Edwards (R), Nevada Assembly District 19; Derek Armstrong (R), Nevada Assembly District 21; Melissa Woodbury (R), Nevada Assembly District 23; Stephen Silberkraus (R), Nevada Assembly District 29; Irene Bustamante Adams (D), Nevada Assembly District 42; and Steve Sisolak (D), Clark County Commission District A.

The Issues Mobilization Political Action Committee (IMPAC) is a bipartisan group that makes direct contributions to candidates who promote and vote for an agenda in support of a favorable business climate. Run by independent Henderson Chamber of Commerce (HCC) volunteer members, IMPAC operates separately from the HCC and follows the mission of the HCC and its member businesses.

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June 20, 2016

Nevada Commerce Tax notification
 
The Commerce Tax is an annual tax passed by the Nevada Legislature during the 2015 Legislative Session. The tax is imposed on businesses with a Nevada gross revenue exceeding $4 million in the taxable year. All businesses, including independent contractors receiving 1099-Misc, are required to file a Commerce Tax return even if your total revenue is less than this amount.
 
The Commerce Tax return is due 45 days following the end of the fiscal year ending June 30. This year, the first return is due August 15, 2016.
 
You may have received a pre-registration letter (“Welcome to Nevada Commerce Tax”) from the Nevada Department of Taxation (“Department”) based on your State Business License information. This letter contains numbers and access codes needed to complete your online tax registration with the state. If you have not received a letter, please contact the Department at (866) 962-3707  to acquire the required information.
 
To register, contact your CPA/accountant or register online via the Department’s website. To complete registration you will need:
 
§  Taxpayer ID
§  Federal ID Number 
§  NAICS Code
 
Additional FAQ’s via the Department:
Can I file the Commerce Tax Return before July 1, 2016?
Only if your business is closed before July 1, 2015 you may file an early return.
I enrolled in Nevada Tax system and sent the “Additional Information Form.” What do I do next?
Between July 1, 2016 and August 15, 2016 log into your Nevada Tax Center account and file the commerce tax return. If the gross revenue of your business from engaging in business in Nevada is less than $4 million, the compliance is as follows:
 
1.       Select the taxable year – July 1,2015 through June 30, 2016
2.       Check “under $4,000,000” box
3.       Check “under penalty of perjury” box
4.       Add submit the return
 
For more FAQs and resources, visit the Nevada Department of Taxation’s Commerce Tax website or call the Department at (866) 962-3707

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May 24, 2016
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May 5, 2016
Henderson IMPAC hosts “Meet the Candidates” event to introduce endorsed candidates to business community

April 25, 2016
HCC's IMPAC endorses pro-business candidates for state primary elections

April 25, 2016
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April 15, 2016
Legislative programs and priorities discussed during April 12 HCC event

February 2, 2016
HCC publishes 2016 “Member Policy Survey” report