Governor Rick Perry of Texas sign a bill on Friday that modernizes the state’s 30 year-old self storage lien law. The Texas Self Storage Association ( TSSA) actively participated in this year’s legislative session to support changes to the Chapter 59 foreclosure process affecting self-storage operators in Texas.
The new law, that becomes effective January 1, will:
- Allow the use of verified mail or e-mail instead of the currently required Certified Mail to send the required foreclosure seizure/claim notice.
- Require specific notice to military customers asking them to identify themselves as active duty, thereby providing additional safeguards for service members.
- Incorporate special foreclosure processes for vehicles and boats into Chapter 59 instead of the current separate section of the property code subject to changes intended for mechanics liens.
John Carona, Senator and chairman of the Senate Business and Commerce Committee, filed Senate Bill 690. Sid Gill, State Representative also filed an identical companion bill in the House, House Bill 1259. Both of these men worked with TSSA to ensure passage of the bill, with some amendments along the way.
In more than 15 years this is the first time that the TSSA has actively participated into the legislative fray to lobby for a specific bill. The TSSA reported in a press release that the process of this bill had gone relatively smooth.
Storage Express of Lancaster, California will be hosting a customer-appreciation day and charity yard sale on July 9, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. This “Super Sale” is open to the public and people interested in selling goods can rent storage space for the day for $10 to $20, with all the proceeds being donated to the Children’s Bureau.
This event will include free food, prizes and entertainment. Storage Express will also be putting $1,000 into an empty unit and then person who rents that unit will win the cash.
The president of Storage Express, Rob Martin says “We’re really excited about our annual Super Sale in July. This year is extra special because we’re also celebrating our 10-year anniversary.”
Children’s Bureau aims to change the lives of at-risk children by providing abuse-prevention and- treatment services of the children in Antelope Valley.
June 25, the 26th Annual Hunger Walk, hosted by the Greater Food Depository will be held. LifeStorage Centers LLC employees will be partcipating in this 5K walk which will begin at Soldier Field and registration will be at 7 a.m. and the step off at 8:15 am. Life Storage with six facilities in Chicago and 11 in the suburbs, will also be collecting food donations year around for the Food Pantry of Rich Township. The Greater Chicago Food Despository is a nonprofit food distribution and training center which distributes donated and purchased food though a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters up to 678,000 adults and children in the Cook County every year.