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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:

Chapter Delegates
Officers:
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.

At-Large Delegates
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

Legislative Action Committee Brochure -->>

Legislative Alerts - June 26, 2014

Legislative Review - 2014 - During the 2014 legislative session, the Connecticut General Assembly enacted two public acts concerning community associations, one of which also concerns managers.  At present, we have no reason to believe that Governor Malloy will veto these acts. 

Important Topics

  • 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.
  • Issues and Advocacy Nationally
  • Best Practices

Important Links

Make a Donation - Support legislative action in Connecticut!

Find Your District by Address

Contact the LAC Committee at LAC@caict.org

State of Connecticut General Assembly - Government online!

CT Judicial Branch Law Law Library - CT Law About Condominiums

LAWS / PUBLIC ACTS

CIOA - Common Interest Ownership ACT

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.

Public 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

Legislative Reviews:

Legislative Review 2013

Legislative Review 2012

Legislative Review 2011

Legislative Review 2010

Legislative Review 2009

Legislative Review 2008

Legislative Review 2007