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3 bills Florida HOAs should know about –  Three new bills were presented to the Florida Legislature that, if passed, will affect the state’s many condo and homeowners associations. Some of the changes up for vote including limiting the term length of association directors and forbidding members delinquent in payments from running for the Board of Directors. Florida: Lexology.com (free registration)

Texas legislature and HOAs: Conflicts and interests –  One man’s HOA experience in Pflugerville, Texas highlights how associations, ostensibly created by and for the people in a neighborhood, usually operate more like mini-government agencies. Nowadays, cities and counties often require new developments to create property owners’ associations. In a booming state like Texas outsourcing these services to an HOA management company may be the only option for a cash-strapped municipality.  Texas’ a long and colorful history of lopsided special-interest influence has complicated the HOA management industry. Texas: The Texas Tribune

Judge rejects condo’s demand for HOA receivership – Tensions between disgruntled Arizona condo owners and their homeowners association board came to a head Monday in a six-hour hearing to decide whether residents’ allegations of financial misconduct justified placing the HOA into receivership. After the attorneys for several hours questioned and cross-examined experts, board members and residents, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Michael Gordon ruled there was insufficient evidence to warrant putting the association into receivership. Arizona: AZcentral

Colorado HOA-related legislation  – Read about the CAI sponsored legislation that is working its way through the Colorado Legislature.  SB126 requires HOAs to accommodate owners who want to install electric car-charging stations in a complex parking lot. It has been signed into law.  Lawmakers passed HB1276 to revise the way HOAs collect delinquent dues and fines, and setting specific rules for pursuing foreclosure actions against homeowners passed and awaits consideration by the governor.  Headed to the governor, HB1134, would require all HOAs, no matter how large or when they were created, to register with the HOA Information Office and Resource Center. Lawmakers also sent Hickenlooper House Bill 1277 which would require community association managers, management company executives and those who directly supervise managers to be licensed in Colorado. Colorado: The Gazette

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