Fight ID Thieves and Hackers Throughout the New Year

by: Laura Mowry

Communications connectivityIdentity theft and computer system hacking is on the rise and many Americans are unknowingly at risk. This threat to consumers comes in various forms, many of which you might not have given much thought. The holiday shopping season that just wrapped up routinely sees a spike in the number of identity theft occurrences and with the tax season just around the corner, consumers aren’t out of the woods when it comes to facing this debilitating crime.

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California’s New AB 60 Driver’s License for Undocumented Immigrants

by: Laura Mowry

Source: California DMV

Source: California DMV

Property Managers can expect to see a new form of identification from California residents with the implementation of Assembly Bill 60, which took effect January 2, 2015. The law permits undocumented immigrants who successfully demonstrate proof of identity and California residency to obtain a driver’s license upon successfully passing the vision, written and behind-the-wheel testing requirements.

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Use of Marijuana in Multifamily Assisted Properties

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a memorandum December 29, 2014 regarding the classification of marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The memorandum states that the manufacture, distribution or possession of marijuana is illegal under federal law even if it is permitted under state law for medical or recreational purpose.

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