STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1518-14


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2014


RE:   S.B. No. 2483

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 1





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2014

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 2483, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to clarify the rules and procedures governing condominium associations by:


(1)  Making a housekeeping amendment restoring "other purchaser" to the parties who may have unpaid common expenses assessed against them in a judicial or nonjudicial power of sale foreclosure;


(2)  Specifying that nothing in an association's declaration or bylaws may usurp the requirement that a condominium board may only fill vacancies in its membership until the next annual or duly noticed special association meeting; and


(3)  Requiring that notice of a special association meeting to fill vacancies shall include notice of the election and be held on a date allowing sufficient time for owners who wish to run to participate.


     The Hawaii State Association of Parliamentarians and Hawaii Chapter of the Community Associations Institute supported this measure.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2483, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,