PA LAC Takes to Capitol Hill May 14th

Apr 29, 2013

On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, CAI’s Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee will host its annual day at the Capitol in Harrisburg. Members of the LAC will spend the day meeting one-on-one with state senators and representatives to discuss issues critical to associations throughout Pennsylvania.

The day at the Capitol provides an opportunity to establish CAI as the go-to organization for state legislators. LAC members spend time with the state legislators to educate them about key association issues and the role CAI can play in providing education and guidance in consideration of those issues. State legislators are encouraged to contact CAI to assist in the response to any complaints received from constituents regarding the operation of the associations. With an estimated 2.8 million Pennsylvania residents, nearly one-fourth of the state’s population, living in over 14,500 condominium associations and planned communities throughout Pennsylvania, association living is a growing part of the Pennsylvania landscape. As a result, legislators are becoming more aware of concerns which arise out of certain actions taken by developers or by association boards with respect to association matters.

Over the last several years, CAI has developed relationships with key legislators and key committees in the state legislature. Through these relationships, LAC hopes to be a voice in the discussion of pending legislation, such as legislation recently introduced requiring greater access to association records and open association meetings. Other pending legislation extends the time for builders to add additional phases to developments governed by associations. The proper consideration of these matters requires input from those involved with associations who are familiar with the operation of associations and are in a position to realistically assess the benefits and pitfalls of such pending legislation. Check back for a full report of the day’s activities after May 14th and check our legislative page often for updates on various Bills now pending before the legislature.

 

 

 


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