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Sponsors: Senators Hembree, Rankin, Coleman and Johnson
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Introduced in the Senate on April 16, 2015
Currently residing in the Senate
Summary: Homeowner Association Study Committee
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/16/2015 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 9) 4/16/2015 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 9) 4/17/2015 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Rankin (ch), Coleman, Hembree, Johnson, Thurmond 4/29/2015 Senate Committee report: Majority favorable with amend., minority unfavorable Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 25) 4/30/2015 Scrivener's error corrected
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
April 29, 2015
S. Printed 4/29/15--S. [SEC 4/30/15 3:32 PM]
Read the first time April 16, 2015.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 679) to create a "Study Committee on Homeowners Associations" to review laws, policies, practices, and procedures from this State and other jurisdictions regarding, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass with amendment:
Amend the concurrent resolution, as and if amended, page 2, by striking lines 3 through 18, and inserting therein the following:
/ (3) the following members jointly selected by the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman and House Judiciary Committee Chairman:
(a) three members of a homeowners' association;
(b) one lawyer;
(c) one manager;
(d) one realtor;
(e) one developer, and /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.
Majority favorable. Minority unfavorable.
LUKE A. RANKIN LEE BRIGHT
For Majority. For Minority.
Fiscal Impact Summary
The bill will have minimal expenditure impact to the general fund which can be absorbed by the agencies. There is no impact to federal funds and other funds.
The bill creates the "Study Committee on Homeowners Associations" to review laws, policies, practices, and procedures regarding homeowners associations. The committee will make recommendations to the General Assembly regarding proposals for statutory law.
The House of Representatives, The Senate, the Department of Labor, License and Regulation, and the Department of Consumer Affairs. All agencies reports that any costs associated with participation in the committee can be absorbed by the agencies.
Frank A. Rainwater, Executive Director
Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office
TO CREATE A "STUDY COMMITTEE ON HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS" TO REVIEW LAWS, POLICIES, PRACTICES, AND PROCEDURES FROM THIS STATE AND OTHER JURISDICTIONS REGARDING HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATIONS, AND TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR SOUTH CAROLINA'S STATUTORY LAW.
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
There is created the "Study Committee on Homeowners Associations" to review laws, policies, practices, and procedures regarding homeowners' associations in this State and other jurisdictions, and to make recommendations to the General Assembly regarding proposals for South Carolina's statutory law. The study committee shall review information, including, but not limited to, case law, statutes, uniform laws, and other information from South Carolina and other jurisdictions concerning homeowners' associations. Specifically, the study committee is authorized, but not limited to, reporting on the following issues:
(1) disclosure of governing documents to prospective buyers;
(2) education for homeowners and board members;
(3) manager certification or licensing;
(4) time period for developer control of an association; and
(5) need for a comprehensive or uniform planned community act.
The study committee must be composed of thirteen members:
(1) two members of the Senate, appointed by the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman;
(2) two members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the House Judiciary Committee Chairman;
(3) the following members jointly selected by the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman and House Judiciary Committee Chairman:
(a) two property owners who are:
(1) required to be members of a homeowners' association due to owning property in the homeowners association; and
(2) governed by a homeowners association board;
(b) two lawyers, one representing homeowners' associations and boards and the other representing homeowners', based upon recommendations of the South Carolina Bar;
(c) two managers, one in favor of certification or licensing and one opposed to certification or licensing, based upon the recommendations of the Community Association Institute and the Home Builders Association;
(d) one developer, based upon the recommendations of the Home Builders Association; and
(4) the administrator for the Department of Consumer Affairs and the Director for the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations, or their designees, serving ex officio.
Vacancies in the study committee's membership must be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term in the manner of original appointment.
The Chairmen of the Senate and House Judiciary committees shall provide appropriate staffing for the study committee.
Be it further resolved that the study committee shall make a report of its recommendations to the General Assembly by December 31, 2015, at which time the study Committee must be dissolved.
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