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SB 1446: Homeowners’ Associations Dispute Resolution


Homeowners’ Associations Dispute Resolution; Citing this act as the "Homeowner Protection and Empowerment Act"; revising the form required for a written demand to participate in presuit mediation; requiring nonbinding arbitration in certain homeowners’ association disputes; requiring that a judicial proceeding be initiated within a specified timeframe after the entry of an arbitrator’s final decision; authorizing parties in certain disputes to either file a dispute in court or elect to enter into binding or nonbinding arbitration, etc.

Effective Date: July 1, 2020, but only if SB 1448 or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension thereof and becomes a law
Last Action: 3/14/2020 Senate - Died in Innovation, Industry, and Technology
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Innovation, Industry, and Technology (IT)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/6/2020 Senate • Filed
1/13/2020 Senate • Referred to Innovation, Industry, and Technology; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 107
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 107
3/14/2020 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Innovation, Industry, and Technology