Additional Bills Added

February 14, 2013 marked the 101st year that Arizona was introduced as the 48th state admitted to the Union. Additionally three (3) more bills were introduced in the house, these bills are listed below.

HB 2527 – This bill states that a condominium association could not prohibit the indoor or outdoor display of a “political sign” by a unit owner on the owner’s property except earlier than 71 days before election day and later than 3 days after election day.

HB 2636 – This bill states that if an HOA member or condominium association unit owner incurs attorney fees and is successful in compelling the board to comply with any provision of the community documents or state law, the individual board members are jointly and severally liable for the attorney fees and the HOA or condominium association cannot indemnify the board members unless indemnification is approved by a vote of 2/3 or more of the membership.  The bill further states that HOA and condominium board members with a conflict of interest may not vote on the issue.

HB 2643 – This bill states that beginning in 2014, municipal planning agencies are required to ensure that no more than ½ of the number of new residential properties constructed in the municipality are located within an HOA. The bill further states that beginning in 2014, the HOA board is required to conduct an election of the membership at least once every eight years on the question of whether to terminate the HOA.  In addition, the bill provides that HOAs would be prohibited from imposing a penalty on a member more often than twice each calendar quarter, and penalties cannot exceed the monthly dollar amount of the regular HOA assessments on the property.  The bill also provides that the list of items subtracted from Arizona gross income for income tax purposes would be expanded to include the amount of HOA dues and assessments paid.