Indiana House passes legislation expanding transparency within homeowners associations

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INDIANAPOLIS – Legislation championed by co-author State Rep. Chuck Moseley (D-Portage) holding homeowners associations to higher standards of accountability was unanimously approved by members of the Indiana House of Representatives.

House Bill 1286 establishes procedures for settling disputes between residents and association board members.

“This legislation’s objective is to find a simple path to resolution when there is a dispute between the homeowners association and homeowners,” said Moseley. “It inserts language into the current law pushing homeowners associations to be more transparent and accountable to their members.”

HB 1286 describes the circumstances in which governing documents of a condominium or homeowners association may be amended. The percentage of votes required to amend homeowner association bylaws may not exceed seventy-five percent of residents.

Moseley joined State Reps. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland), Harold Slager (R-Schererville), and Randy Truitt (R-West Lafayette) on the bill.

HB 1286 passed with a vote of 97-0 and will now advance to the Senate for further consideration.

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