It was another busy week last week at the Arizona Legislature! After 82 days in session, 106 bills have passed and 89 have been signed by the governor.
Last week, 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.
This week we are closely watching SB1449, SB1498, HB2106, HB2382). All four of these bills are very close to passing in the legislature and could go to the Governor in the next week or so.
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.