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ARVC-logo-new-300x129The National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC) referred 352 proposals for new state legislation and regulatory changes to its state affiliates during the first half of this year.

“Minimum wage and employment issues seem to be the front runners along with a variety of tax issues,” said Jeff Sims, ARVC’s director of state relations and program advocacy, in a press release.

ARVC reviewed more than 7,690 legislative and regulatory proposals during the first six months of this year. In 2014, the association reviewed over 12,000 legislative and regulatory proposals with the help of its LexisNexis State Net database subscription.

Meanwhile, ARVC’s Public Affairs Committee is planning to submit its final recommendations for new industry standards for the NFPA 1194, Standard for Recreational Vehicle Parks and Campgrounds. The final recommendations are due July 6.

Sims cautioned, however, that just because ARVC is asserting the private park industry’s positions it doesn’t mean that every ARVC recommendation will be incorporated into the NFPA code. The final updates to the code are expected to be completed in 2017.

ARVC’s Public Affairs Committee includes Chairman Al Johnson, OHC, of Mt. Rushmore/Hill City KOA in Hill City, S.D.; Saundra Bryn, CPO, OHC, of Desert’s Edge RV – The Purple Park in Phoenix, Ariz.; Wade Elliott, CPO, president of Utility Supply Group in Kingston, Wash.; Mari Garland, OHC, of Junction West RV Park in Grand Junction, Colo.; Daniel Wright, CPO, OHC, of The Springs at Borrego in Borrego Springs, Calif; and Jeff Sims, CPO, OHC, ARVC’s director of state relations and program advocacy.