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NEW LAW TO BENEFIT ARIZONA STORAGE OPERATORS

Thursday, April 22, 2010   (0 Comments)
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For Immediate Release

Contact: Poppy Behrens

Phone: (602) 678-3579

E-mail: pbehrens@minico.com

 

NEW LAW TO BENEFIT ARIZONA STORAGE OPERATORS

Comprehensive Law Offers Protection And New Permissions


PHOENIX, ARIZONA—April 22, 2010—The Arizona Self Storage Association (AZSA) is pleased to announce the signing of a new law that will benefit the self-storage industry in Arizona. On April 19, 2010, Gov. Jan Brewer signed a new measure into law which will take effect in August or September of this year.

Key features of the new law include:

· E-mail will be allowed as another form of "verified mail” in many cases.

· Storage operators will have alternative ways—free of liability—for dealing with "protected property,” materials which by law they were not permitted to sell previously such as sensitive files and financial records, wine and alcoholic beverages, pharmaceuticals, and some guns.

· Storage operators will be able to auction boats, motor vehicles, and other property which they could not sell in the past when those items were subject to certain government "restitution” liens.

Special rules will apply to each of the new procedures. Additionally, certain changes to all storage leases and to some notices will be required.However, the benefits and protections to storage operators will far outweigh those inconveniences.

"Our thanks go out to all the people who made this possible including those AZSA members who have donated to our legislative fund, and to the Self-Storage Association for a generous grant from the SSA Legislative Fund,” says Martin Lorch, President of the Arizona Self-Storage Association. "Without a doubt, this new law is a boon to all self-storage operators in Arizona.”

For more details about this new law and how it can impact your self-storage operation, be sure to attend the 2010 Arizona Self-Storage Association Conference & Expo where Richard Marmor, Chairman of the Legal & Legislative Committee, will provide the most current updates regarding legislative activities that will affect your business.

Visit http://www.azselfstorage.com/ for information regarding the 2010 AZSA Conference & Trade Show.

About The Arizona Self-Storage Association
Founded in1996, the Arizona Self-Storage Association was created to strengthen the self-storage industry in Arizona, promote professional standards and quality, and present a unified voice on issues affecting the industry in the state and in its communities. The AZSA continues that mission today with more than 500 facility and vendor members.