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Legislative Year in Review 2010

May 5, 2010 was the last day of the 2010 Legislative Session.  The last few weeks of the session were quite harrowing for our Legislative Action team.  In early April, it looked as though the Condo Ombudsman bill (SB 129) was taken out of action.  By mid-April, it became very much alive, with the Attorney General’s staff actively engaged in drumming up support for the bill. 

Needless to say, we went into full swing to solicit our members to actively reach out to their elected representatives and tell them how and why this was a very bad bill.  National CAI assisted us in notifying our members to take action.  We were thrilled to have over 50 members call and/or email their concerns.  It was impressive to observe how clearly and passionately our members communicated their strong disagreement with the basic tenets of the bill.  Indeed, these are the individuals who take the time to get involved, become educated and take a stand.  We are grateful to all of you for all that you do for your communities and for CAI-CT!  For now, it appears that the Condo Ombudsman bill is no longer being considered.

As of this writing, we have still yet to have Attorney General Blumenthal’s staff  schedule the meeting he promised us during his presentation at our Annual conference on March 13, 2010.  Our Legislative Action Committee Chairperson, Scott J. Sandler, Esq. has attempted to press the AG’s office for this meeting on numerous occasions.  Will we continue to persevere…

We are also frustrated in our attempts to obtain the full details about the complaints that have been submitted to the AG’s office.  We have made several requests to see the list of complaints and the associations from which they originated. Based on the calls we receive in our office, we suspect that most – if not all – of the complaints are from associations where:  no one on the board has received any training (as per Public Act 06-23) and the association is not a member of CAI-CT actively engaged in the current issues of community association operations.  It has also been our experience that in situations where there are complaints, there is often a lack of understanding about what the association’s documents contain.

Please note, that the technical amendments for CIOA were passed - HB 5434. HB 5434 (as amended by House "A")* AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR AND TECHNICAL CHANGES TO THE COMMON INTEREST OWNERSHIP ACT EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2010  For a full description >>

It is our intent to make more in roads with the members of the Connecticut General Assembly.  As we’ve mentioned before, we plan to offer sessions around the state so we can hold community association specific discussions with our elected representatives.  

If you are interested in helping us coordinate “Condo/HOA Info Nights” for elected officials in your town, please let us know. 

 

more Upcoming Events

2/2/2019
Condo Inc. - (Education for Homeowners & Board Members)

3/16/2019
Annual Condo/HOA Conference & Expo

 

 

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