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Written By David A. Firmin | Friday, April 18, 2014 | Legislative Miscellaneous

Recently, Illinois became the final state to adopt conceal carry laws to authorize gun owners to obtain a permit to carry their firearm on their person.  This new legislation has again sparked the debate relating to gun control in relation to community associations and the extent to which associations may adopt rules to restrict guns within the community.

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | National Legislation

With all the crazy weather, storms, and flooding around the Country, it’s no wonder homeowners have become a little nervous about flood damage and being able to obtain flood insurance.  However, President Obama has recently signed into law the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (HR 3370) to address this...

Written By David A. Firmin | Friday, April 4, 2014 | Colorado Community Association Law

I took the opportunity to attend the regularly scheduled HOA Information Resource Officers education session on Wednesday. I was impressed with the amount of information being distributed by the HOA Office. The HOA Office provides a vast amount of information through their web site, as well as through the educational offerings.

This week’s educational session...

Written By David A. Firmin | Friday, March 28, 2014 | Legislative Miscellaneous

In an effort to follow up on the Legislatures’ commitment to electric vehicles, the Legislature sent SB 14-028 to the Governor for signature.  SB 14-028 is a bill that expands the eligibility of certain entities to receive grant funds...

Written By David A. Firmin | Monday, March 24, 2014 | State Legislation

At the beginning of the legislative session, it was widely rumored that the session would be relatively calm for HOA related bills.  This has, at least to date, remained true with only five related bills being introduced.

Out of the five, four of the bills have already come to a resolution.  The breakdown is as follows:

HB 14-1254:  The HOA Disclosure...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Just when you were getting used to your iPhones, it is time to get ready for the next wave.  Smart phones may soon be replaced with smart glasses.  Google Glass allows the user to view images called up in the glass through voice activation or by touching the rims of the glasses.

  The product has already hit the market with thousands of “explorers.”  Google Glass like most...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Monday, March 10, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Imagine renting the HOA club house for a family reunion.  As the reunion is winding down, the attendees decide to have a photograph taken of the family.  After all, who knows when all these relatives will be in the same place again?

  As the family members gather on the upper deck of the clubhouse and the children cross their legs and get comfortable up front, the deck...

Written By David A. Firmin | Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | State Legislation

The Colorado Transfer fee bill has passed out of the House of Representatives and moved to the Senate un-amended.  As drafted, HB 14-1254 mandates that a manager and any management company disclose to the executive board of each HOA for which...

Written By David A. Firmin | Monday, February 24, 2014 | State Legislation

As the legislative session closes out its second month the HOA related bills continue to move along, in large part un-amended from their original forms.

  The HOA Transfer Fee Bill (HB14-1254) cleared committee after lengthy...