May 24, 2016 Arizona HOA Legislation Update #15

On May 7, 2016, the Second Regular Session of Arizona's 52nd Legislature adjourned Sine Die andGovernor Doug Ducey had until May 19 to sign or veto the remaining bills on his desk.
 
During this regular session, lawmakers introduced 1,247 bills and 114 memorials & resolutions. To date, 388 bills have received final passage - 244 of which have been signed into law. There have been nine vetoes. Any measure that is signed or not acted upon will become law automatically on the General Effective Date, unless the bill contained an emergency clause or specified a later effective date. 
 
This year's General Effective Date is August 6, 2016. 
With the close of the legislative session, this will be the last Legislative Update of the year.

Below is the list of HOA specific bills this legislative session: 
 

House Bill 2106

Homeowners' associations; enforcement grace period

Status:  5/12 Signed by Governor. Chapter 230, Laws 2016. 

House Bill 2172

Planned communities; architectural designs; approval

Status:  3/30 Signed by Governor. Chapter 83, Laws 2016.  

House Bill 2382

Property; declaration amendment; procedure

Status:  5/17 Signed by Governor. Chapter number awaited.   

House Bill 2613

Regulatory boards; licensing; revisions

Status:  5/19 Signed by Governor. Chapter 254, Laws 2016.

Senate Bill 1496

Homeowners associations; director removal

Status:  5/18 Signed by Governor. Chapter number awaited.  

Senate Bill 1498

Homeowners associations; fees; hearings; elections

Status:  5/11 Signed by Governor. Chapter 172, Laws 2016.  

Dead Bills:* 

House Bill 2513

Condominiums; exterior changes; approval

Status:  2/17 Bill currently being held.

House Bill 2612

Rental properties; prohibited penalties

Status:  5/7 Referred to Senate Rules. 

House Bill 2656

Homeowner's associations; cumulative voting; prohibition

Status:  3/1 House COW approved with floor amendment #4691 and amendment #4692. 

Senate Bill 1497

Homeowners associations; Board conflicts 

Status:  2/29 Retained on Senate COW calendar. 

Senate Bill 1499

Homeowners associations; managers; licensure; hearings

Status:  2/11 This bill will not be heard this session. AACM will work with Senator David Farnsworth next year on certification.

Senate Bill 1088

Secured residential communities; process servers

Status:  2/16 Failed to pass the Senate.

*Bills are currently dead, should their status change, we will provide immediate updates.

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Key Dates / Links

January 6, 2017 - Session Starts 

January 30, 2017 - Last day for Senate bills to be introduced

February 10, 2017 - Last day for House bills to be introduced

April 18, 2017 - Tentative end of Session, 100th day in session  

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