Mid-Year Federal Policy Update

CAI's Federal Legislation Action Committee has been hard at work monitoring any legislation that has been introduced that might affect community associations across the country. Here is a helpful summary of the introduced legislation along with the efforts the LAC has undertaken to advocate on behalf of its members.

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Announcing Social Media Training Sessions

Learn how to use social media for effective business & community communication. In these two sessions, we’ll train attendees on which platforms are effective, how to approach content management, and important considerations for strategy, growth, and the tools to measure it all.

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CAI supports 5G Deployment in Community Association

CAI recently published a letter to the FCC in response to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking supporting the FCC’s efforts to deploy 5G technology. Recognizing that homeowners want the next generation of broadband internet services, CAI has thrown its support behind installation of the necessary technology in community association.

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HB 19-1212 Vetoed

Gov. Polis vetoed his first bills since taking office, that included HB 19-1212, which would have recreated the community association manger licensing program. In justifying his veto, Gov. Polis noted that he did not believe HB 19-1212 was adequately to determine that recreating the program would ensure consumer safety in a cost-efficient manner. Further …

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Emotional Support Animals

“The rise of emotional support animals has created confusion among community associations on whether pet restrictions in the covenants or rules and regulations are enforceable. Further, this confusion is exacerbated by fraudulent claims by homeowners that pets are emotional support animals to skirt those very same restrictions. CAI has requested that HUD clarify the rules and regulations of emotional support animals under the FHA.”

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Three Factors for Homeowner Associations

What do drones, copyrights and mold have in common?

… These are some of the emerging trends that homeowner associations are — or will be — facing in the coming years. They all affect the financial well-being and the investments of property owners.

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Condo Association, Religious Practices & Federal Court

A New Jersey Condominium Association segregated its swimming pool schedule by gender in an attempt to assuage many of the association’s Orthodox Jewish residents  who are religiously prohibited from swimming with members of the opposite gender. Read about the federal court’s decision.

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Moeller Graf Business Update

The team at Moeller Graf is undergoing a transformation inside its business model intended to elevate service levels for the clients we support today and in the future. Effective May 1, 2019, we will start a migration that is intended to take several months around centralizing our collections effort with a single team.

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Meet Us at the CAI Annual Conference

On May 15th thru May 18th, David Graf will be representing the Rocky Mountain Chapter of CAI at the CAI Annual Conference & Exposition in Orlando. This event is attended by the best and brightest in the community association industry, who are always eager to advance their knowledge about current and future initiatives. … For those attending, safe travels and the team looks forward to seeing you there. Both David and Tim, the principals of Moeller Graf P.C., will be in attendance.

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HB19-1212 – CAM Licensing Back on the Horizon

CAM Licensing was sunsetted on July 1, 2018. However, licensing requirements form community association managers may come back if Colorado General Assembly has their way. HB19-1212 would reinstated CAM licensing requirements as they existed on June 30, 2018 with additional amendments and an extended sunset date of September 1, 2024. HB19-1212 is currently working is way through the House Finance Committee. Below is a summary of HB19-1212.

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Vacation Rentals Hitting a Little Too Close to Home?

More and more Coloradans are skipping traditional hotels when booking their next vacation in the mountains, and instead, are using sites such as AirBnB and VRBO for lodging needs … and owners within community associations are looking to cash in.

Our clients will regularly ask us what can be done to prohibit owners from using their unit as a short-term vacation rental. The typical inquiry begins with: “Can the Board adopt a rule or policy that prohibits residents from advertising their unit on AirBnB or VRBO?”

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Effective Covenant Enforcement - Tools in the Toolbox

When a board wants to enforce its covenants, it is good to start with the association’s primary goal in mind. Once a board knows what it wants to achieve, then the board can reach into its toolbox (metaphorical, please, do not use an actual toolbox) and choose the tool that is most likely to achieve this goal. The choice of tool is important.

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What Does Federal Law Have To Do With My Pool?

While everyone loves to have fun in the sun, maintaining and operating a swimming pool may present legal challenges for community managers and boards of directors. While some issues are unique, there are some questions that arise fairly regularly. Below you will find what a typical conversation may look like.

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Dealing with Difficult People and Harassment

One of the beautiful things about living in a community is the different perspectives, life experiences, and attitudes that the residents bring, which can contribute greatly to the quality of life for all. However, sometimes it is these differences that tear us apart.

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