|Posted:||December 13, 2012 10:39 AM|
|From:||Representative Bernie O'Neill|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Sunshine Act - Homeowner's Association (Previous HB 419)|
|I plan to re-introduce legislation that will require homeowners’ association officers to follow certain open meeting procedures when announcing and conducting association meetings. Additionally, the bill will require association officers to make association records available to their member homeowners for inspection and copying within reasonable time frames.
The procedures established in my legislation mirror provisions of our Sunshine Act and our Right-to-Know Law. I believe that homeowners in planned communities should have ready access to timely information regarding the conduct of business by their homeowners’ association, because the activities and decisions of such associations can have a direct and substantial impact on the lives of homeowners.
Briefly, my proposal would require homeowner association bylaws to include provisions that require:
An association is to take official action only at open meetings, with exceptions. These exceptions include personnel matters, discussions regarding the purchase of real estate up to the time that an option to purchase the real estate is obtained and discussions with attorneys or advisors regarding litigation or complaints.
Introduced as HB319