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CAI represents the interests of our members before the US Congress, federal agencies and a multitude of other policy-setting bodies on such issues as telecommunications, taxes, fair housing, insurance and bankruptcy reform. Read more about CAI National Government and Public Affairs.


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Connecticut Legislative Action Committee - (LAC)

The LAC represents our members before state legislatures and agencies on a multitude of issues including assessment collection, foreclosure and construction defects.  

Our committee includes:

CHAPTER DELEGATES 

OFFICERS:

Scott J. Sandler, Esq., Chair – Sandler, Hansen & Alexander, LLC
Karl Kuegler, Jr., CMCA – Vice Chair/Secretary- Imagineers, Inc.

Rich Wechter, CMCA – Treasurer – Westford Real Estate Management

 

Chas Ryan, Esq. – Franklin G. Pilicy, P.C.
Terry Sullivan - Heritage Village Master Association
Dave Pilon – Devonwood HOA

 

AT-LARGE DELEGATES

Ron Barba, Esq. – Bender, Anderson & Barba, P.C.

Robin Kahn, Esq. – Cohen & Wolf, P.C.
Dan Levine, CPA – Tomasetti, Kulas & Co.
N. Lynne McCarron, CMCA – Phoenix Property Management
Richard Mellin – Mellin & Associates
George Miles, Esq. – Perlstein & McCracken, LLC
Dan Rys – Windsor Federal Savings

Rich Wechter – Westford Real Estate Management, LLC
Andrea Scalzo – Scalzo Property Management
William Ward, Esq. – Ackerly & Ward

 

Legislative Alerts

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CAI Policy Positions - October 2015 Read More -->>

 

 

 

Important Links

 

Find Your District by Address

State of Connecticut General Assembly - Government online!


Important Topics

  • MANAGER LICENSURE PAGE - passed in May 9, 2012
  • CIOA PAGE - July 1, 2010 - Revisions to Common Interest Ownership Act (CIOA) will apply to every condominium, cooperative, and planned community in the state, regardless of when it was created, beginning on July 1, 2010.
  • Fair Housing Guide - Best Practices for Community Associations

 

LAWS / PUBLIC ACTS

CIOA - Common Interest Ownership ACT passed by the Connecticut legislature on June 3, 1983, effective on passage as to conversion principles and effective January 1, 1984 as to the remainder of the Act , became the first state law in the United States to unify and modernize the law of common interest communities. This Act covers in a uniform manner the law of condominiums, real estate cooperatives, planned unit developments, and reciprocal easement regimes.

Connecticut Revised Nonstock Corporation Act - This act is applicable as most associations are corporations.

CT Judicial Branch Law Law Library - CT Law About Condominiums

 

Public Act No. 14-215: Amendments to the Common Interest Ownership Act

 

Public Act No. 14-84: An Act Concerning an Optional Method of Foreclosure


Public Act No.  06-23: An Act Concerning Training for Members of Associations of Common Interest Communities. The executive board of each association of a common interest community, or an officer designated by the executive board, shall encourage each member of such association, including the officers and members of the executive board, and any managing agent of such association or person providing association management services to such association, to attend, when available, a basic education program concerning the purpose and operation of common interest communities and associations, and the rights and responsibilities of unit owners, associations and executive board officers and members.

 

Legislative Reviews:

Legislative Review 2016Well it happened again…  Our 2016 attempt to get an Animal Control bill passed was snatched away. 

 

Legislative Review 2015 -

not less than two-thirds consent; each board member’s vote must be recorded; the decision must be documented; and the secretary must give notice of any action taken to all unit owners.  

Legislative Review 2014 - 

Meeting Minutes and Voting Records, Disclosing Financial Reports in Resale   Certificates,  Increase in the Maximum Amount of Fines That May Be Levied Against Managers

Legislative Review 2013 - Priority Lien is now EVERGREEN

Legislative Review 2012 - Manager Licensure

Legislative Review 2011 - Clarifies and modifies a few provisions in CIOA

Legislative Review 2010 - Technical amendments to CIOA

Legislative Review 2009 - Major changes to CIOA - (Condo Revolution)

Legislative Review 2008 - No changes

Legislative Review 2007a - Insurance; Budget Ratification, Association Records and Association Loans
Legislative Review 2007b - Manager Regulations Broadened

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