The 2009 Arizona legislative session (49th Legislature, First Regular Session) was an unusual and exciting session for everyone but the community association industry. This year, the legislature focused mainly on budget bills and balancing the State’s budget. There was quite a bit of “legislative drama” this year, including Governor Brewer filing a special action with the Arizona Supreme Court arguing [...]
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In 2008, the Arizona Legislature considered a number of bills pertaining to community associations. Set forth below is a brief summary of the 2008 Arizona legislation pertaining to community associations and the bills that will become law. These bills went into effect on September 26, 2008 unless otherwise stated. Political Petitions HB2440 Quick Summary: Regardless of what an associations’ documents state, a [...]
In 2007, the Arizona Legislature considered a number of bills pertaining to community associations. Set forth below is a brief summary of the 2007 Arizona legislation pertaining to community associations. These bills will go into effect on Wednesday, September 19, 2007. REAL PROPERTY, SIGNAGE, AND SOLAR DEVICES SB1254 Quick Summary: This bill (which applies only to planned communities) states the following: (1) regardless of any provision in [...]
Set forth below is a brief summary of the 2006 community association legislation as passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Napolitano. These new laws will go into effect on Thursday, September 21, 2006. REQUIREMENTS FOR ENFORCEMENT OF ASSOCIATION DOCUMENTS Step One – Notice of Violation: The association sends the lot/unit owner written notice of the violation. Step Two – Written Response [...]
EFFECTIVE DATE OF NEW LEGISLATION Set forth below is a summary of new legislation regarding community associations. Unless otherwise indicated, these new laws went into effect on August 12, 2005 and will apply to both planned communities and condominiums. REVISIONS TO LANGUAGE ON RESALE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT In 2004, the legislature adopted a new law that required all purchasers of a resale lot/unit in an association to sign a statement, as a [...]