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House Bill 98 (HB 98) just passed the house and has been refered to the Utah Senate for Consideration. HB 98 contains some compromise legislation on landlord/HOA issues and also contains a substantial revision to the HOA fine laws for both condominiums and for homeowners associations governed by the Community Association Act. These provisions allow commercial condominium associations to assess fines for the first time in Utah.The new fine changes also clarify continuing verses repeated violations, the content of warning and fine letters, the procedures related to the issuance of fines and warnings, and the right of board members and owners to attend fine hearings remotely. These fine changes are good for associations and owners.
With tremendous support and quick action by ULAC members and everyone who contacted their legislators to voice their opposition to SB 64, this bill has now been revised. ULAC and CAI now fully support SB 64S01. Thank you to Senator Urquhart for his consideration and revisions.
We need the support of everyone (owners, board members, managers, vendors, attorneys) to ask your representative to oppose SB 64. SB 64 is a terrible bill that will result in litigation, the inability to complete repairs, and disruption of special assessment schemes for almost every association. This is the worst bill in the history of the LAC! Please follow this link to identify your representatives and senators and send both of them an email asking them to oppose this terrible bill. http://le.utah.gov/GIS/findDistrict.jsp. Please also send an email to the LAC if you are willing to help out at the capitol talking to representatives and senators about this bill. WE NEED YOUR ACTION NOW! STOP SB 64.
After a brief summer break the Joint Committee resumed meetings. Excellent progress is being made. The first sections are now with Utah State Legislature Drafting. We expect to finish the bill by the end of the summer and with support from the building industry, Realtors, our lobbyist, and your grass roots support, are confident of getting it passed during the 2010 session.