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State Rep. Marlin Schneider Loses Re-Election - What Does This Mean for CCAP?

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in CCAP, Rep. Marlin Schneider / Comments

State. Rep. Marlin Schneider lost his bid for re-election last week to Scott Krug for the 72nd Assembly District.  As many of you know I am not a big fan of "Snarlin Marlin."  Besides being voted one of the worst legislators in Wisconsin byMilwaukee Magazine, he also was a persistent thorn in the side of landlords due to his wishes to either restrict information that appeared on CCAP or ...

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The Topic of CCAP Restriction Is Back!

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Screening Tenants, CCAP, Rep. Marlin Schneider / Comments

As the followers of my blog well know, many of my posts have centered on State. Rep. Marlin Schneider's attempts to restrict CCAP access to the public.  Restriction of CCAP will greatly affect landlords as CCAP is one of the best avenues to conduct background checks on prospective tenants.  Here is a link to my prior posts on this topic.Well, Rep. Schneider and his Special Commottee On Review of ...

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State Supreme Court To Jump Into The Debate Over Restricting Information on CCAP

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Screening Tenants, CCAP, Rep. Marlin Schneider / Comments

The Journal Sentinel published an article on Saturday, March 13, 2010 entitled "Supreme Court Considers Limits To Online Court Records."  It appears that while landlords have pretty much quashed Rep. Schneiders attempts to pass legislation on the restriction of infromation posted on CCAP, that the State Supreme Court will be reviewing the issue in the near future.Patrick Marley's article states that Rep. Schneider did not believe his CCAP ...

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CCAP Bill Amended to Allow Landlords Full Access; Possibly Going to Assembly for Vote

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Legislation, CCAP, Rep. Marlin Schneider / Comments

As many of you know who have been following my updates on the ever evolving attempts by Marlin Schneider to restrict access to CCAP - Mr. Schneider has again amended his proposed bill.  The bill is now called Assembly Bill 663 but it is practically the same as the amended AB 340.  Why the change in the bill number I have not a clue.AB 663 was ...

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Rep. Marlin Schneider Amends AB-340 (CCAP Bill)

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in AASEW, Legislation, Screening Tenants, CCAP, Rep. Marlin Schneider / Comments

On December 2, 2009, Rep. Marlin Schneider (D-Wisconsin Rapids) made an amendment to AB-340.  Referred to as Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to 2009 AB 340, this revised bill essentially would create two versions of the CCAP database.  Schneider's amendment appears to be -- based on its timing at least -- a partial response to the Apartment Association of SE Wisconsin's critical response to a memo that Schneider sent to other members of the Wisconsin ...

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UPDATE ON AB-340 (CCAP BILL)

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Screening Tenants, CCAP, Rep. Marlin Schneider / Comments

As many of you know a public hearing was held on AB340 - the proposed bill by Rep. Marlin Schneider that would restrict who can use CCAP and what information would be contained on CCAP -- at the State Capitol in Madison last week.Several board members from the AASEW (Dave Ohrmundt and Richard Bishop) and the head of Milwaukee RING (Brian Fleming) attended the hearing to make sure that landlords' voices ...

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Public Hearing on AB 340 (Proposal to Restrict CCAP Access and Information) to Be Held on October 1, 2009 in Madison

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Screening Tenants, CCAP, Rep. Marlin Schneider / Comments

For those of you following my blog, you are well aware of my thoughts on State Rep. Marlin Schneider's new legislative proposal to restrict access to and limiting information contained on CCAP (Consolidated Cort Automation Programs).  Schneider's proposed legislation is referred to as AB (Assembly Bill) 340.In fact, Patrick McIlheran of the Milwaukee Jornal Sentinel just wrote an article that addressed how AB 340 will hurt landlords.AB ...

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WTMJ News Radio Discusses Proposed Legislation That Will Restrict Access To and Limit Information Contained on CCAP on Charlie Sykes Radio Show

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Screening Tenants, CCAP, Rep. Marlin Schneider / Comments

Thursday, September 17, 2009 was quite a good PR day for landlords.  Not only did the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel commentator Pat McIlheran publish a very good article criticizing the state and the city of Milwaukee for not treating  landlords like second class citizens but later that same morning Charlie Sykes spent a good amount of time discussing something near and dear to a landlord's heart -- CCAPSykes spent a large portion of his ...

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"Landlords Feel The Loathing" - Accurate Article On Landlords' Plight Published in Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Today

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Legislation, DNS, Investing In Rental Property, Screening Tenants, CCAP, Rep. Marlin Schneider, Residential Rental Inspection (RRI) Program / Mandatory Rental I / Comments

Several weeks ago I received a telephone call from Journal Sentinel reporter Patrick McIlheran.  Mr. McIlheran told me that someone had referred him to my blog and after reading some of the posts that he wanted to speak with me as he was in the process of putting together a piece about how the state and the city seem to make the business of landlording more and more difficult.  I was more than ...

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AASEW's Response to Rep. Schneider's CCAP Legislation Can Be Found at www.DefeatAB340.org

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in AASEW, Screening Tenants, CCAP, Rep. Marlin Schneider / Comments

For those of you that have been following my blog, you are well aware that State Rep. Marlin Schneider (D-Wisconsin Rapids) has introduced yet another bill attempting to restrict the public's access to CCAP.  This new bill also will remove certain information from even being included on CCAP.  My prior blogs on this topic can be read here, here and here.The Apartment Association of Southeastern Wisconsin (AASEW), a collection of landlords ...

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