Property Owners' Association Act; salary information of employee shall be available for examination. (HB2305)

Introduced By

Del. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Property Owners' Association Act; access to books and records. Eliminates the requirement that aggregate salary information of employees of a property owners' association be available for examination and copying by association members. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 096906520
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/20/2009Assigned GL sub: Housing
01/21/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
01/22/2009Reported from General Laws with amendments (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2009Read first time
01/27/2009Read second time
01/27/2009Committee amendments agreed to
01/27/2009Engrossed by House as amended HB2305E
01/27/2009Printed as engrossed 096906520-E
01/28/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/28/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/18/2009Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Committee substitute printed 092438268-S1
02/20/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Passed by for the day
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/24/2009Committee substitute agreed to 092438268-S1
02/24/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2305S1
02/24/2009Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Placed on Calendar
02/26/2009Senate substitute agreed to by House 092438268-S1 (92-Y 0-N)
02/26/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (92-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2305ER)
03/10/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/30/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 665 (effective 7/1/09)
03/30/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0665)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 35 seconds.


cindy writes:

If the property owners of the association are paying the salary as part of the homeonwers dues, shouldn't they know the amount?What happened to transparency.Leave the POA act alone.

Jason writes:

The bill actually promotes transparency to the property owners of an association. This bill allows members of a homeowners association to have access to the individual salary amounts of association employees. Under the present act, the association only releases aggregate salaries of all of its employees so this bill will require the association to provide the same level of salary disclosure that local governments provide.

Doug writes:

This Should not pass. By definition an HOA is Non-stock Corporation not a government entity the comparison is not valid. As a past President of a very large HOA the board of directors had and has access to detail salary information. HOA’s are managed like private business and should have the right of a business

Alison Hymes writes:

If the board knows, doesn't every member of the HOA know if they want to? Or is there some confidentialty requirement imposed on the board presently? This bill is confusing to me.

Sergeant Schultz, CAI General Staff writes:

If der homeowners know how much der guards get paid, it could be bad fur der guards. Zome of us makes more den der homeowners!

Der homeowners could schtart der gerfunmakin und der gerjokin about der Board und der management company. Next zing you know - dere could be ESCAPES!

CAI believes ziz vould be bad fur der business. Ve don't even vant der BOARD to know der zaleries!

Your pal,

Sgt Schultz
CAI General Staff

Alison Hymes writes:

You know, it worries me that a former HOA past-President is so opposed to this bill. It makes it seem as if HOA's might have something to hide about how much they are paying managers or that they worry that owners will compare services rendered to salaries paid and decide to look elsewhere for a management company offering a better deal.