Category Archives: Legislation

DOG BREED RESTRICTIONS

Pet restrictions in community associations can be a very controversial topic. Animal lovers consider dogs (and pets in general) to be members of the family, so any type of restriction that places limitations on an owner’s right to keep his/her … Continue reading

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LIEN PRIORITY – WHERE DOES YOUR HOA LIEN STAND?

Pursuant to A.R.S. Section 33-1256(B) / 33-1807(B), an HOA lien for assessments, late fees related to assessments and collection fees/attorney fees/costs incurred with respect to assessments has lien priority ahead of all other liens, interests and encumbrances on a lot/unit … Continue reading

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Summer Board Meetings Made Easy!

During the summer months, many board members travel outside of Arizona to escape the heat. Due to travel schedules during June, July and August, sometimes it is difficult for the board to obtain a quorum to have a board meeting. … Continue reading

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Quiet Legislative Year for HOAs

Happy Easter and Passover to everyone! As you may know, our firm posts an update to any bills pending in the Arizona legislature every  week while in session.  I haven’t been blogging too much about what is going on at … Continue reading

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2016 Summary of Pending Arizona Legislation regarding Community Associations: May 9, 2016

Dear Cyber-Followers: The Arizona Legislature adjourned Sine Die in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 7, 2016 after an 18 hour marathon day!  The last formal day the Arizona Legislature was in session was an all-night voting spree.  In fact, during … Continue reading

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2016 Summary of Pending Arizona Legislation regarding Community Associations: April 25, 2016

Dear Cyber-Followers: After 103 days in session, 106 bills have passed and 105 have been signed by Governor Ducey. Last week was the third week of budget discussions at the Arizona Legislature.   None of the five (5) community association bills … Continue reading

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2016 Summary of Pending Arizona Legislation regarding Community Associations: April 4, 2016

Dear Cyber-Followers: 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 … Continue reading

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2016 Summary of Pending Arizona Legislation regarding Community Associations: March 28, 2016

Dear Cyber-Followers: It was a busy week last week at the Arizona Legislature!   Many of the committees in the Arizona Legislature finished hearings last week and now it is “game time” for final voting by legislators on community association bills.  … Continue reading

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2016 Summary of Pending Arizona Legislation regarding Community Associations: March 21, 2016

Dear Cyber-Followers: We are 68 days into the 2016 legislative session!   A  typical goal for each legislative session is to have all work finished by the 100th day.  In 2015, the Arizona legislature finished its work surprisingly fast (in 81 … Continue reading

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2016 AZ Legislative Update: March 14, 2016

Dear Cyber-Followers: It has been a quiet two weeks for community association bills at the Arizona Legislature (trust me, this is a good thing!). There have been no community association bills passed by both the House and the Senate and … Continue reading

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