The Arizona Legislature has been busy, with a total of 1,350 bills having been introduced as of last week, several of which may potentially impact community associations. Despite a spike in COVID cases among staff, and potentially members, the Legislature expects to continue moving forward virtually.

Below if a brief summary of some bills that we are currently tracking.

HB2030 Homeowners’ associations; first responder flags
This bill would add a flag that represents one or more categories of first responders to the list of flags that an Association cannot prohibit.

HB2052 Homeowners’ associations: political; community activity
This bill would prevent an Association from prohibiting or unreasonably restricting a unit owner’s ability to peacefully assemble and use private or common elements if done in compliance with reasonable restrictions for use of the property adopted by the Board of Directors.

HB2170 Writs of garnishment; attorney fees
This bill would allow garnishments to request accrued attorney fees including the fees for the garnishment in a garnishment action if those fees are allowed by the judgment or contract.

SB1379 Vacation rentals; short-term rentals; enforcement
This bill would allow a city or town may impose a civil penalty of up to $1,000 against the owner for every thirty days the owner fails to provide contact information. A city or town may restrict the maximum number of adult occupants allowed in the vacation rental or short-term rental property at any one time and may require the owner of a vacation rental or short-term rental to maintain liability insurance.

SB1722 Political signs; condominiums; planned communities
This bill would extend the time a sign could be left up to fifteen days after the general election or if the sign is for a candidate in a primary election who does not advance to the general election, fifteen days after the primary election.

For a full summary of all bills, please click here.

2021 Arizona Legislature Update