It was another interesting week at the Arizona Legislature! After 89 days in session, 106 bills have passed and 105 have been signed by the governor.
Governor Ducey gave informal notice to the legislature’s leadership last week that he did not want to see any more bills on his desk to be signed until he received the budget. As such, hardly anything happened on the 5 community association bills we are closely watching last week (SB1449, SB1498, HB2106, HB2382). A looming deadline this week is April 15, 2016, the last day for conference committees.
As a friendly reminder, two weeks ago, the first community association bill was signed by Governor Ducey (HB2172, Design; Architectural Committees; Review). Under HB2172, a board or an architectural committee’s approval of construction projects, architectural designs, plans and amendments shall not be “unreasonably withheld”. However, the Arizona Legislature failed to define “unreasonably”. It is our opinion that once this law becomes effective, boards and architectural committees should strive to approve or disapprove construction projects, architectural designs, plans and amendments within 30-45 days of receipt to meet the intent of this new law.
We will continue to update you weekly with any developments on any community association bills.
Stay tuned, this is going to be an exciting week!
Mulcahy Law Firm, P.C.