Connecticut Legislative Issues ........
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.
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:
Scott J. Sandler, Esq., Chair – Perlstein, Sandler & McCracken, LLC
Bob Gourley, Vice Chair/Secretary – Captain’s Walk PUD
Rioh Bouvier, Treasurer - Bouvier Insurance
Joe Corlis – Cromwell Hills I
Richard Mellin – Mellin & Associates
Connie Ellner – Lakeridge Association, Inc.
Chris Hansen, Esq. – Bender, Anderson & Barba, P.C.
Robin Kahn, Esq. – Cohen & Wolf, P.C.
Karl Kuegler, Jr., CMCA – Imagineers, Inc.
Rich Wechter – Westford Real Estate Management, LLC
Dan Rys – Windsor Federal Savings
Andrea Scalzo – Scalzo Property Management
William Ward, Esq. – Ackerly & Ward
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Legislative Alerts - March 31, 2014
Although this is a “short session” year, there has been a constant steam of activity at the Capitol. Listed below are the bills of most interest and/or concern to CAI-CT. We urge you to reach out to your legislators and let them know that community associations in Connecticut have an important voice which should be heard! Read More -->>
- First Annual Legal & Legislative Symposium 10/17/13 - Session Handouts -->>
- The Legislative Advocacy Committee (LAC) of the Connecticut Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI-CT) is proud to announce that three members of the Connecticut General Assembly will be honored as recipients of our Annual Legislator of the Year Award. The awards will be presented on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at Read More -->>
- MANAGER LICENSURE PAGE - passed in May 9, 2012
- FHA PAGE - Changes in FHA guidelines may affect your community......
- 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.
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LAWS / PUBLIC ACTS
Public Act 13-156 - AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOUPMENT OF MONEYS OWED TO A UNIT OWNERS' ASSOCIATION DUE TO NONPAYMENT OF ASSESSMENTS.
Public Act 12-113 - AN ACT CONCERNING REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION AS A COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MANAGER, LICENSURE AS A REAL ESTATE BROKER OR SALESPERSON AND ORGANIZATION OF A UNIT OWNERS' ASSOCIATION.
MANDATORY ONLINE FILING OF ANNUAL REPORTS BEGINS January 1, 2012.
Pursuant to Public Act 11-146, "An Act Concerning Business Entity Filings", all annual reports must be filed online. Businesses will no longer receive paper reports for filing. Click here for more information, frequently asked questions, and an online tutorial.
Public Act No. 11-195 - AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTIONS OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARDS OF DIRECTORS OF CONDOMINIUM UNIT OWNERS' ASSOCIATIONS AND CHANGES TO THE COMMON INTEREST OWNERSHIP ACT.
Public Act 10-186 - AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMMON INTEREST OWNERSHIP ACT. Effective: July 1, 2010 For a full description >>
CIOA Changes - Public Act 09-225 - AN ACT CONCERNING AMENDMENTS TO THE UNIFORM COMMON INTEREST OWNERSHIP ACT. The changes require more formality in the general operations of the community and more accountability from those in charge. Click here to read more on the CIOA PAGE!
The Common Interest Ownership Act - (CIOA) - 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.
FCC Satellite Dish Regulations - (“OTARD”) - Dec. 2007
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act – Dec. 2007
FAIR HOUSING ACT
HOPA - This rule implements the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995.
Act 06-23 - AN ACT CONCERNING TRAINING FOR MEMBERS OF ASSOCIATIONS OF COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITIES.
Public Act 07-243 - AN ACT CONCERNING THE RELEASE, SALE AND ACCURACY OF CONVICTION INFORMATION, THE ISSUANCE OF A REARREST WARRANT OR CAPIAS FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR, THE DUTIES OF BOARDS OF DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE BOARDS OF CONDOMINIUMS AND OTHER COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITIES, AND THE DEFINITION OF COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MANAGER New Laws Regarding Budget Ratification, Association Records and Association Loans
Public Act 07-68 - AN ACT CONCERNING INSURANCE ON RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUMS AND FLOOD INSURANCE FOR CONDOMINIUMS LOCATED IN FLOOD HAZARD AREAS. New Laws Regarding Insurance
Manager Regulations are BROADENED 10/31/07
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