Property Owners' Association Act; designation of authorized representative by seller. (HB2045)

Introduced By

Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Property Owners' Association Act; designation of authorized representative by seller; association disclosure packet. Provides that unless expressly authorized by the Property Owners' Association Act ( 55-508 et seq.) or the declaration or as otherwise provided by law, no association may require the use of any for sale sign that is (i) an association sign or (ii) a real estate sign that does not comply with the requirements of the Real Estate Board. An association may, however, prohibit the placement of signs in the common area and establish reasonable rules and regulations that regulate (a) the number of real estate signs, (b) the geographical location of real estate signs, (c) the manner in which real estate signs are affixed to real property, and (d) the period of time after settlement when the real estate signs must be removed. In addition, no property owners' association may require any lot owner to execute a formal power of attorney if the lot owner designates a person licensed by the Real Estate Board to serve as his authorized representative in the sale of a lot. The bill provides that if a request has been made to a association or its common interest community manager to furnish the disclosure packet and such packet is not provided within 14 days of the request, it shall be deemed a waiver of any claim for delinquent assessments or of any violation of the declaration, bylaws, rules and regulations, or architectural guidelines existing as of the date of the request with respect to the subject lot. The bill also authorizes the Common Interest Community Board to assess a monetary penalty for failure to deliver the association disclosure packet within 14 days against the association or its common interest community manager. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103719D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2045)
01/16/2017Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
01/24/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
01/26/2017Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2017Committee substitute printed 17104568D-H1
01/30/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2045H1)
01/30/2017Read first time
01/31/2017Read second time
01/31/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104568D-H1
01/31/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2045H1
02/01/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/01/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/13/2017Reported from General Laws and Technology (10-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Read third time
02/16/2017Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2045ER)
02/20/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2045ER)
02/20/2017Signed by Speaker
02/21/2017Signed by President
02/21/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 387 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0387)