The Arizona Legislature opened its Fifty-fourth Second Regular Session on Monday, January 13, 2020. Our firm anticipates that there will be numerous community association bills introduced this legislative session. Every week during the legislative session, Mulcahy Law Firm, P.C will be provide this summary of proposed bills impacting community associations.

If you would like to be involved in the legislative process, please go to the Arizona Legislature website, www.azleg.gov, to find lists of legislators, phone numbers, and calendars regarding committee work. Or, please feel free to contact Beth Mulcahy, Esq. any time with questions regarding the status of bills or the legislative process.

Please stay tuned for legislative developments over the net 6 months!

SB1001- Homeowners’ Associations; Payment Coupon Books

This bill amends the language of A.R.S. §33-1256(L) and §33-1807(L) from “the Association shall provide a statement of account” to “the Association may provide a statement of account”.

HB2001- Online Home Sharing; Repeal

This bill would repeal A.R.S. §9-500.39 which would mean a city or town could restrict or prohibit vacation rentals or short-term rentals.

HB2027- Homeowners’ Associations; Evaporative Coolers

This bill would prevent an Association from prohibiting the installation of an evaporative cooler that is designed primarily for use as a residential cooling device.

HB2059- Homeowners’ Associations; Billing Statements; Waiver

This bill amends changes the language of A.R.S. §33-1256(L) and §33-1807(L)  to state that an Association does not need to provide a statement of account if there is no amount due or if the unit owner provides written notice to the Association that the owner waives the right to receive statements of account. The owner may reinstate the right to receive statements of account by providing written notice to the Association.

HB2085- 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. This bill would also require that the Judgment Creditor report legal fees accrued during the reporting period.