HB 791 Condominium and Property Owners' Association Acts; adoption and rule enforcement, appeals.
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Summary as enacted with Governor's Recommendation: (all summaries)

Condominium and Property Owners' Association Acts; rule enforcement. Provides that associations may file or defend a legal action in general district or circuit court to seek an order to require that any violation of the condominium instruments or rules duly adopted pursuant thereto be corrected. However, the bill provides that before any action authorized in the bill or in the governing documents is taken to enforce rules violations and after written notice of the alleged violation to the owner at the address required for notices of meetings, the owner shall be given a reasonable opportunity to correct the alleged violation. If the violation remains uncorrected, the owner shall be given an opportunity to be heard and to be represented by counsel before the board or such other tribunal as the governing documents or rules duly adopted pursuant thereto specify. The bill gives an appeal of right from general district court an action involving rule enforcement filed by a condominium unit owners' association or unit owner or of an action filed by a property owners' association or lot owner. The bill provides that in the event of a legal action involving rule enforcement, the prevailing party is entitled to recover court costs and reasonable attorney fees. Currently, only the association is entitled to recover such costs and fees. 

Full text:
01/07/14  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102258D  pdf
01/23/14  House: Committee substitute printed 14103962D-H1  pdf
02/17/14  Senate: Committee substitute printed 14103965D-S1  pdf
02/21/14  Senate: Floor substitute printed to Web only 14105241D-S2 (Petersen)  pdf
03/07/14  House: Conference substitute printed 14105568D-H2  pdf
03/17/14  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB791ER)  pdf
04/06/14  House: Governor's substitute printed 14105713D-H3  pdf
04/23/14  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB791ER2)  pdf
04/23/14  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0784)  pdf

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

Status:
01/07/14  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102258D
01/07/14  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/10/14  House: Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
01/14/14  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/21/14  House: Reconsidered by GL sub: Subcommittee #1
01/21/14  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/23/14  House: Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 1-N)
01/23/14  House: Committee substitute printed 14103962D-H1
01/27/14  House: Read first time
01/28/14  House: Passed by for the day
01/29/14  House: Passed by for the day
01/30/14  House: Read second time
01/30/14  House: Committee substitute agreed to 14103962D-H1
01/30/14  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB791H1
01/31/14  House: Read third time and passed House (60-Y 34-N 1-A)
01/31/14  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (60-Y 34-N 1-A)
02/03/14  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/14  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/17/14  Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 1-N)
02/17/14  Senate: Committee substitute printed 14103965D-S1
02/19/14  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/14  Senate: Read third time
02/20/14  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/21/14  Senate: Read third time
02/21/14  Senate: Floor substitute printed to Web only 14105241D-S2 (Petersen)
02/21/14  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/24/14  Senate: Read third time
02/24/14  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/25/14  Senate: Read third time
02/25/14  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/25/14  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 14103965D-S1 (26-Y 14-N)
02/25/14  Senate: Title replaced 14103965D-S1
02/25/14  Senate: Substitute offered by Senator Petersen ruled out of order 14105241D-S2
02/25/14  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/25/14  Senate: Amendment by Senator Wexton agreed to
02/25/14  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB791S1
02/25/14  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (30-Y 9-N)
02/26/14  House: Placed on Calendar
02/27/14  House: Pending question ordered
02/27/14  House: Senate substitute with amendment rejected by House 14103965D-S1 (39-Y 55-N)
02/27/14  House: VOTE: REJECTED (39-Y 55-N)
03/03/14  Senate: Senate insisted on substitute with amendment (37-Y 3-N)
03/03/14  Senate: Senate requested conference committee
03/04/14  House: House acceded to request
03/05/14  House: Conferees appointed by House
03/05/14  House: Delegates: LeMunyon, Habeeb, Sickles
03/05/14  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
03/05/14  Senate: Senators: Barker, Petersen, Ruff
03/07/14  Conference: Amended by conference committee
03/07/14  House: Conference substitute printed 14105568D-H2
03/07/14  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 2-N)
03/07/14  Senate: Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/07/14  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (35-Y 4-N)
03/07/14  House: Conference report agreed to by House (82-Y 15-N)
03/07/14  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (82-Y 15-N)
03/17/14  House: Enrolled
03/17/14  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB791ER)
03/17/14  Senate: Signed by President
03/18/14  House: Signed by Speaker
04/06/14  House: Governor's recommendation received by House
04/06/14  House: Governor's substitute printed 14105713D-H3
04/22/14  House: Placed on Calendar
04/23/14  House: House concurred in Governor's recommendation (74-Y 19-N)
04/23/14  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (74-Y 19-N)
04/23/14  Senate: Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (35-Y 4-N)
04/23/14  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
04/23/14  House: Reenrolled
04/23/14  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB791ER2)
04/23/14  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/23/14  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
04/23/14  House: Enacted, Chapter 784 (effective 7/1/14)
04/23/14  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0784)