What Happened to Last Week's 4 Hearing Bills?
3 of the 4 are still stuck in committee (Hurrah!!!)
Out of Committee: HB 3868 by Smithee re: criminal background checks
Still in Committee:
HB 2320 by Fallon - the anti-developer "Declarant control" bill
HB 3528 by Vo - the 6-headed anti-HOA Omnibus collections bill
HB 3868 by Ashby - ill-conceived attempt to stop delinquent owners from buying more lots
If you want a bill to become law, being "out of committee" is GOOD, and being "in committee" is BAD (unless it's scheduled for a hearing). On April 24 the House Committee on Business and Industry held public hearings on 21 bills, of which 4 are POA Bills that I covered in Report #6. The hearing was an all day affair - starting at 10 a.m. and running late into the night - except for a few hours when the B&I Committee members were in the General Session.
Per custom, committees don't vote on a bill at its hearing. The hearing is for testimony. A bill remains in committee until "voted out" at a later committee meeting, which can occur with little notice. One of the 4 made it out, the other 3 have only days to get out of committee to remain viable for 2017. Here's hoping they stay stuck.