HB 410 Condominium and Property Owners' Association Acts; recovery of attorney fees, costs, and interest.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Condominium and Property Owners' Association Acts; recovery of costs and interest.  Provides that in cases in which the prevailing party is the association in an action against an owner for nonpayment of assessments in which the owner has failed to pay assessments levied by the association on more than one unit or lot, or when the unit or lot owner has had legal actions taken against him for nonpayment of any prior assessment, the award of reasonable attorney fees, costs, and interest on the judgment is mandatory with the court. The bill also provides in such instances that reasonable attorney fees, costs expended in the matter, and interest can be recovered even if the proceeding is settled prior to judgment. Finally, the bill provides that the delinquent owner is personally responsible for all reasonable costs and attorney fees incurred by the association whether any judicial proceedings are filed.

Full text:
01/10/12  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103406D  pdf
02/07/12  House: Printed as engrossed 12103406D-E  pdf
03/05/12  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB410ER)  pdf
04/18/12  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB410ER2)  pdf
04/18/12  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0758)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed
Governor's recommendation

Status:
01/10/12  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103406D
01/10/12  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/12  House: Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/30/12  House: Referred from Courts of Justice by voice vote
01/30/12  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/31/12  House: Assigned GL sub: #1 Housing
02/01/12  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/02/12  House: Reported from General Laws with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
02/06/12  House: Read first time
02/07/12  House: Read second time
02/07/12  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/07/12  House: Engrossed by House as amended HB410E
02/07/12  House: Printed as engrossed 12103406D-E
02/08/12  House: Read third time and passed House (95-Y 2-N)
02/08/12  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 2-N)
02/09/12  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/12  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/20/12  Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (11-Y 3-N 1-A)
02/22/12  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/12  Senate: Read third time
02/23/12  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/23/12  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/23/12  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/24/12  Senate: Read third time
02/24/12  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/24/12  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (31-Y 5-N)
02/27/12  House: Placed on Calendar
02/28/12  House: Senate amendments agreed to by House (97-Y 1-N)
02/28/12  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 1-N)
03/05/12  House: Enrolled
03/05/12  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB410ER)
03/05/12  House: Signed by Speaker
03/07/12  Senate: Signed by President
04/09/12  House: Governor's recommendation received by House
04/17/12  House: Placed on Calendar
04/18/12  House: House concurred in Governor's recommendation (94-Y 1-N)
04/18/12  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 1-N)
04/18/12  Senate: Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (35-Y 2-N)
04/18/12  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/12  House: Reenrolled
04/18/12  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB410ER2)
04/18/12  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/12  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/12  House: Enacted, Chapter 758 (effective 7/1/12)
04/18/12  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0758)