Monthly Archives: March 2015

Your Voices were heard…

Hello Cyber Followers, It was an active day in the Arizona Legislature yesterday. Both SB1452 and SB1453 bills failed yesterday 42-18 in vote of the House. Thank you for your help in contacting legislators regarding SB1452 and SB1453. SB1091 and … Continue reading

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It’s March Madness at the Legislature too…

Dear Cyber Followers: Today is going to be an exciting day in the Arizona State Legislature! The House will be voting on the fate of SB1452 (CONDOMINIUMS AND PLANNED COMMUNITIES, CONFLICT OF INTEREST, BOARD REMOVAL PROCESS) and SB1453 (CONDOMINIUMS AND … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Let Arizona Legislators Know What You Think!

Dear Cyber Followers: As you may know, the Arizona Legislature is very close to ending its 2015 session. The House will be voting on Monday, March 30, 2015 regarding the fate of SB1452 and SB1453. In my opinion, there are … Continue reading

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The Legislature is Moving Quickly!

Hello Cyber Followers: The legislature is headed toward adjournment and things are moving at the speed of light… The following bills have been signed into law by Governor Ducey: HB2032 (Office of Administration Hearings; Construction) – signed 3/17/15 HB 2084 … Continue reading

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The inside word is…

Hello Cyber Followers: We are hearing from legislative insiders that the members of the legislature would like to close this session by the first week in April, 2015. Things seem to be coasting regarding bills affecting community associations. We have … Continue reading

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Our Arizona weather isn’t the only thing heating up…

Things at the Arizona legislature are heating up! Two bills (HB2032 and 2084) have been signed by The Governor. The remaining 5 bills regarding community associations are on the one yard line getting ready for a vote today or very … Continue reading

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Creating a Strategy for Amending CC&Rs

by Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Working with many association documents over the years has given me insight regarding how to best approach the amendment process for such documents. My secret to successfully amending CC&Rs is using a five step plan. Associations … Continue reading

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Legislature OKs $9.1 billion budget after overnight marathon

As many of you may have seen in Sunday’s Arizona Republic, our legislature had an “all-nighter” on Saturday night and passed the 9.1 billion budget. If history repeats itself, in my opinion, passing the budget in early March means that … Continue reading

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All Quiet Before the Storm…

Hello Cyber Followers: It was a relatively quiet week last week for community associations at the Arizona legislature. We are still closely watching nine community association bills. Seven of these nine bills have already passed one chamber of our legislature … Continue reading

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Is there a Difference between a Disclosure Fee and a Transfer Fee?

by Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Yes, there is! There is often confusion in the community association industry regarding the difference between a “disclosure fee” and a “transfer fee”. Can an association charge a disclosure fee and/or a transfer fee, and, if … Continue reading

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