HB1584: Common Interest Community Board; managers must hold valid licenses issued thereby.

HOUSE BILL NO. 1584
Offered January 14, 2009
Prefiled August 27, 2008
A BILL to amend and reenact § 54.1-2348 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the Common Interest Community Board; membership.
Patrons-- Suit and Cosgrove

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That § 54.1-2348 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 54.1-2348. Common Interest Community Board; membership; meetings; quorum.

There is hereby created the Common Interest Community Board (the Board) as a policy board, within the meaning of § 2.2-2100, in the executive branch of state government. Members of the Board shall be appointed by the Governor and consist of eleven members as follows: three shall be representatives of Virginia common interest community managers who hold valid licenses issued in accordance with this chapter, one shall be a Virginia attorney whose practice includes the representation of associations, one shall be a representative of a Virginia certified public accountant whose practice includes providing attest services to associations, one shall be a representative of the Virginia time-share industry, two shall be representatives of developers of Virginia common interest communities, and three shall be Virginia citizens, one of whom serves or who has served on the governing board of an association and two of whom reside in a common interest community. Of the initial appointments, one representative of Virginia common interest community managers and one representative of developers of Virginia common interest communities shall serve terms of two years and one representative of Virginia common interest community managers and one representative of developers of Virginia common interest communities shall serve terms of three years; the Virginia attorney shall serve a term of three years; the Virginia certified public accountant shall serve a term of one year; the Virginia citizen who serves or who has served on the governing board of an association shall serve a term of two years, and the two Virginia citizens who reside in a common interest community shall serve terms of one year. All other initial appointments and all subsequent appointments shall be for terms for four years, except that vacancies may be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term. Each appointment of a representative of a Virginia common interest community manager to the Board may be made from nominations submitted by the Virginia Association of Community Managers, who may nominate no more than three persons for each manager vacancy. In no case shall the Governor be bound to make any appointment from such nominees. No person shall be eligible to serve for more than two successive four-year terms.

The Board shall meet at least four times each year and at other such times as it deems necessary. The Board shall elect from its membership a chairman and a vice-chairman to serve for a period of one year. A majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum. The Board is vested with the powers and duties necessary to execute the purposes of this chapter. 

2.  That the term of each common interest community manager member of the Common Interest Community Board appointed before July 1, 2009, shall automatically terminate on July 1, 2009, and the vacancies created by this second enactment shall be filled by the Governor in accordance with the provisions of this act.  Members whose terms are terminated in accordance with this second enactment and who are not eligible for appointment in accordance with the terms of this act may not be reappointed.