2019 Arizona Legislative Update - 1,289 Bills have been Introduced
Friday, February 15th marked day 33 of this legislative session and there have been a total of 1,289 bills introduced. Next Friday, February 22nd, is the committee deadline in which all House and Senate bills must be heard in their primary committee.
This session, there are several bills currently on our radar that may directly impact Arizona HOAs. These bills include:
HOA Priority Bills:
HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATIONS; EVAPORATIVE COOLERS
Status: 1/28 - Referred to House Committee
APPLICABILITY; RECREATIONAL CENTER
Status: 2/7 - From House Government, do pass
CONDOMINIUMS, PLANNED COMMUNITIES; WRITE-IN CANDIDATES
Status: 2/7 - Referred to House Elect, Gov.
MOBILE FOOD VENDORS; MUNICIPALITIES
A mobile food vendor is permitted to operate on private property in a residential area if the mobile food vendor obtains a separate written agreement with the property owner. Municipalities are prohibited from requiring a mobile food vendor to pay more than one fee per year to operate on private property within that municipality, and from requiring a mobile food vendor to be fingerprinted.
Status: 2/12 - Referred to House Reg. Affairs
CONDOMINIUM, HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATIONS; LIEN PRIORITY
A recorded first mortgage, a seller's interest in a first contract for sale recorded prior to the lien and a recorded first deed of trust on a unit in a condominium association or planned community association (HOA) no longer have priority over a lien for HOA assessments, charges for late payment of assessments, reasonable collection fees and reasonable attorney fees and costs incurred with respect to those assessments.
Status: 2/12 - Referred to House Committee
CONDOMINIUMS; TERMINATIONS; APPRAISALS
For the purpose of termination of condominium procedures, the independent appraiser selected by the condominium association is required to be a state-certified general real estate appraiser. Also makes identical changes to Laws 2018, Chapter 235 and repeals that legislation.
Status: 2/13 - Referred to House Committee
PROPERTY; RECORDED DOCUMENTS; NOTICE
Beginning with documents recorded from and after December 31, 2019, the county recorder must require each person who records a document to present that person's identification that includes a photograph before recording the document and must maintain a record of the identification. The recorder is required to notify by mail the owner of any parcel of real property that is affected by any instrument recorded, and is required to collect a fee of $5 per instrument for providing notice to the owner of record.
Status: 2/13 - Referred to House Committee, Gov.
CORPORATE MINIMUM INCOME TAX
The minimum income tax levied on the entire Arizona taxable income of every corporation is increased to $500, from $50. Applies to tax years beginning with 2020. Due to a potential increase in state revenue, this legislation requires the affirmative vote of at least 2/3 of the members of each house of the Legislature for passage, and becomes effective on signature of the Governor.
CONDOMINIUMS, HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATIONS; DECLARATION AMENDMENTS
Status: 2/5 - Referred to Senate Government
HOAS; ASSESSMENTS; COSTS
Status: 2/13 - Referred to Senate Government
WATER CONSERVATION; LANDSCAPING; RENT; NOTICE
Status: 2/6 - Referred to Senate Committee