Arizona Legislature Adjourns Early on April 20

2011-04-27

Issue Brief

Despite a relatively short legislative session in 2011, Arizona still considered its share of controversial bills, although fortunately, few had  impact on the timeshare industry or timeshare owners associations.  Most of the HOA controversy surrounded the condominium and planned community laws from which timeshare associations are mostly exempt.

Impact

Several bills that made it through the Arizona Legislature in 2011 dealt with various aspects of homeowners' associations, such as disputes, document fees, display of flags, political flyers and petitions as well as several bills that did not pass.  Due to the Timeshare Association & Management Act, timeshare associations are exempt from most of these changes.

Position/Call to Action

An ARDA and ARDA-ROC report of bills that have been signed by Governor Jan Brewer or await her signature as of April 25, 2011 may be found here.  Also included in the report are several controversial bills that, despite numerous amendments, ultimately failed to be enacted.  This report will be updated in a few weeks as additional bills are signed by the Governor.  Unless otherwise specified in the enacted bills, the laws will take effect on July 20, 2011.  Despite adjournment, the Legislature often holds interim hearings on issues of interest.  Both the Governor's Office and Legislature wish to address personnel reform, which may be addressed in a late summer special session.  It is also possible that tort reform will also be included in the session.