TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE, 2015
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
relating to condominiums.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. Chapter 514B, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new part to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:
"Part . Office of the condominium ombudsman
§514B-A Office of the condominium ombudsman; condominium ombudsman. There is established within the department of commerce and consumer affairs the office of the condominium ombudsman. The office of the condominium ombudsman shall be headed by the condominium ombudsman, who shall be appointed by the director of commerce and consumer affairs with the approval of the governor. The condominium ombudsman shall have been admitted to practice law before the supreme court of this State and shall have extensive experience in Hawaii real estate and condominium law and in conflict and alternative dispute resolution. The condominium ombudsman shall be exempt from chapter 76.
§514B-B Personnel; salary; benefits. (a) The condominium ombudsman may appoint as staff members persons who have been admitted to practice law before the supreme court of this State without regard to chapter 76. All other employees shall be appointed by the ombudsman in accordance with chapter 76.
(b) The salary of the condominium ombudsman shall be set by the director of commerce and consumer affairs but shall not be more than the maximum salary of the first deputy to the director of commerce and consumer affairs. The condominium ombudsman and attorney staff members shall be included in any benefit program generally applicable to the officers and employees of the State.
§514B-C Powers and duties. The condominium ombudsman shall:
(1) Investigate disputes brought by unit owners, pursuant to section 514B-D;
(2) Make recommendations, give guidance, or offer advice to parties involved in a dispute, as necessary to assist the parties in resolving disputes;
(3) Upon request, assist unit owners or boards of directors with processing requests submitted to alternative dispute resolution pursuant to part VI, subpart D;
(4) In conjunction with the commission and via moneys in the condominium education trust fund, educate the public and those required to be registered under this chapter; and
(5) Adopt rules in accordance with chapter 91 necessary to carry out the purposes of this part.
§514B-D Request for dispute intervention; intervention affidavit. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, a unit owner who is party to a dispute involving the interpretation or enforcement of an association's declaration, bylaws, or house rules may file with the office of the condominium ombudsman a written request for dispute intervention. The written request shall be in the form of an affidavit that sets forth the facts constituting the dispute.
(b) Prior to submission of an intervention affidavit, a unit owner shall provide the association or board with written notice of the dispute as set forth in the intervention affidavit. The notice shall be sent by means of certified mail, return receipt requested and deliver to addressee only. The notice shall specify, in reasonable detail:
(1) The dispute;
(2) Any alleged damages that resulted from the dispute; and
(3) Any proposed corrective action to resolve the dispute.
(c) An intervention affidavit filed with the office of the condominium ombudsman pursuant to this section shall be on a form prescribed by the office and be accompanied by evidence that:
(1) The respondent has been given a reasonable opportunity, after receiving the written notice, to correct the dispute; and
(2) Reasonable efforts to resolve the dispute have failed.
(d) The commission may impose a fine of not more than $1,000 against any person who knowingly files a false or fraudulent intervention affidavit with the office of the condominium ombudsman.
(e) A written request for dispute intervention under subsection (a) may not be filed by any unit owner who is currently serving as a member of a board.
§514B-E Investigation by condominium ombudsman; dispute resolution assistance. (a) Upon receipt of an intervention affidavit pursuant to section 514B-D, the condominium ombudsman shall open an investigation into the dispute.
(b) The condominium ombudsman may interview parties and witnesses involved in the dispute and may request the production of documents, records, and information pursuant to section 514B‑154.5.
(c) The condominium ombudsman shall make recommendations, give guidance, or offer advice to the parties as the condominium ombudsman deems necessary to assist the parties in resolving the dispute.
(d) If the condominium ombudsman determines an association or board is at fault in a dispute, the association or board shall be responsible for any legal fees incurred or fines levied against the unit owner involved in the dispute.
(e) If the parties cannot reach an agreement under this section, either party may request participation in alternative dispute resolution available under part VI, subpart D. Upon request, the condominium ombudsman shall provide either party with information regarding available mediation or arbitration options."
SECTION 2. Section 28-8.3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:
"(a) No department of the State other than the attorney general may employ or retain any attorney, by contract or otherwise, for the purpose of representing the State or the department in any litigation, rendering legal counsel to the department, or drafting legal documents for the department; provided that the foregoing provision shall not apply to the employment or retention of attorneys:
(1) By the public utilities commission, the labor and industrial relations appeals board, and the Hawaii labor relations board;
(2) By any court or judicial or legislative office of the State; provided that if the attorney general is requested to provide representation to a court or judicial office by the chief justice or the chief justice's designee, or to a legislative office by the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate jointly, and the attorney general declines to provide such representation on the grounds of conflict of interest, the attorney general shall retain an attorney for the court, judicial, or legislative office, subject to approval by the court, judicial, or legislative office;
(3) By the legislative reference bureau;
(4) By any compilation commission that may be constituted from time to time;
(5) By the real estate commission for any action involving the real estate recovery fund;
(6) By the contractors license board for any action involving the contractors recovery fund;
(7) By the office of Hawaiian affairs;
(8) By the department of commerce and consumer affairs for the enforcement of violations of chapters 480 and 485A;
(9) As grand jury counsel;
(10) By the Hawaiian home lands trust individual claims review panel;
(11) By the Hawaii health systems corporation, or its regional system boards, or any of their facilities;
(12) By the auditor;
(13) By the office of ombudsman;
(14) By the insurance division;
(15) By the University of Hawaii;
(16) By the Kahoolawe island reserve commission;
(17) By the division of consumer advocacy;
(18) By the office of elections;
(19) By the campaign spending commission;
(20) By the Hawaii tourism authority, as provided in section 201B-2.5;
(21) By the division of financial
institutions for any action involving the mortgage loan recovery fund; [
(22) By the office of the condominium ombudsman; or
(22)] (23) By
a department, in the event the attorney general, for reasons deemed by the
attorney general to be good and sufficient, declines to employ or retain an
attorney for a department; provided that the governor waives the provision of
SECTION 3. Section 514B-3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new definition to be appropriately inserted and to read as follows:
""Condominium ombudsman" means the condominium ombudsman established pursuant to section 514B-A."
SECTION 4. Section 514B-22, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
"§514B-22 Applicability to preexisting
514B‑5, 514B-35, 514B-41(c), 514B‑46, 514B‑72, [
and] part VI, and part ,
and section 514B‑3 to the
extent definitions are necessary in construing any of those provisions, and all
amendments thereto, apply to all condominiums created in this State before July
1, 2006; provided that those sections:
(1) Shall apply only with respect to events and circumstances occurring on or after July 1, 2006; and
(2) Shall not invalidate existing provisions of the declaration, bylaws, condominium map, or other constituent documents of those condominiums if to do so would invalidate the reserved rights of a developer or be an unreasonable impairment of contract.
For purposes of interpreting this chapter, the terms "condominium property regime" and "horizontal property regime" shall be deemed to correspond to the term "condominium"; the term "apartment" shall be deemed to correspond to the term "unit"; the term "apartment owner" shall be deemed to correspond to the term "unit owner"; and the term "association of apartment owners" shall be deemed to correspond to the term "association"."
SECTION 5. Section 514B-71, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
"§514B-71 Condominium education trust fund. (a) The commission shall establish a condominium education trust fund that the commission and the office of the condominium ombudsman shall use for educational purposes. Educational purposes shall include financing or promoting:
(1) Education and research in the field of condominium management, condominium project registration, and real estate, for the benefit of the public and those required to be registered under this chapter;
(2) The improvement and more efficient administration of associations;
(3) Expeditious and inexpensive procedures for resolving association disputes; and
(4) Support for mediation of condominium related disputes.
(b) The commission and the office of the condominium ombudsman shall use all moneys in the condominium education trust fund for purposes consistent with subsection (a)."
SECTION 6. Section 514B-73, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended as follows:
1. By amending subsection (b) to read:
"(b) The commission and the director of commerce and consumer affairs may use moneys in the condominium education trust fund collected pursuant to sections 514A-40, 514A-95.1, and 514B-72, and the rules of the commission to employ necessary personnel not subject to chapter 76 for additional staff support, to provide office space, and to purchase equipment, furniture, and supplies required by the commission to carry out its responsibilities under this part. The condominium ombudsman may use moneys in the condominium education trust fund collected pursuant to sections 514A-40, 514A-95.1, and 514B-72, for educational purposes, including the necessary purchase of equipment and supplies required by the office of the condominium ombudsman to carry out its responsibilities under this part and part ."
2. By amending subsection (d) to read:
"(d) The commission, in conjunction with the office of the condominium ombudsman, shall annually submit to the legislature, no later than twenty days prior to the convening of each regular session:
(1) A summary of the programs funded during the prior fiscal year and the amount of money in the fund, including a statement of which programs were directed specifically at the education of condominium owners; and
(2) A copy of the budget for the current fiscal year, including summary information on programs that were funded or are to be funded and the target audience for each program. The budget shall include a line item reflecting the total amount collected from condominium associations."
SECTION 7. Section 514B-104, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:
"(a) Except as provided in section 514B‑105, and subject to the provisions of the declaration and bylaws, the association, even if unincorporated, may:
(1) Adopt and amend the declaration, bylaws, and rules and regulations;
(2) Adopt and amend budgets for revenues, expenditures, and reserves and collect assessments for common expenses from unit owners, subject to section 514B‑148;
(3) Hire and discharge managing agents and other independent contractors, agents, and employees;
(4) Institute, defend, or intervene in litigation or administrative proceedings in its own name on behalf of itself or two or more unit owners on matters affecting the condominium. For the purposes of actions under chapter 480, associations shall be deemed to be "consumers";
(5) Make contracts and incur liabilities;
(6) Regulate the use, maintenance, repair, replacement, and modification of common elements;
(7) Cause additional improvements to be made as a part of the common elements;
(8) Acquire, hold, encumber, and convey in its own name any right, title, or interest to real or personal property; provided that:
(A) Designation of additional areas to be common elements or subject to common expenses after the initial filing of the declaration or bylaws shall require the approval of at least sixty-seven per cent of the unit owners;
(B) If the developer discloses to the initial buyer in writing that additional areas will be designated as common elements whether pursuant to an incremental or phased project or otherwise, the requirements of this paragraph shall not apply as to those additional areas; and
(C) The requirements of this paragraph shall not apply to the purchase of a unit for a resident manager, which may be purchased with the approval of the board;
(9) Subject to section 514B‑38, grant easements, leases, licenses, and concessions through or over the common elements and permit encroachments on the common elements;
(10) Impose and receive any payments, fees, or charges for the use, rental, or operation of the common elements, other than limited common elements described in section 514B‑35(2) and (4), and for services provided to unit owners;
(11) Impose charges and penalties, including late fees and interest, for late payment of assessments and levy reasonable fines for violations of the declaration, bylaws, rules, and regulations of the association, either in accordance with the bylaws or, if the bylaws are silent, pursuant to a resolution adopted by the board that establishes a fining procedure that states the basis for the fine and allows an appeal to the board of the fine with notice and an opportunity to be heard and providing that if the fine is paid, the unit owner shall have the right to initiate a dispute resolution process as provided by sections 514B-161, 514B-162, by requesting dispute intervention or dispute resolution assistance from the condominium ombudsman as provided by section 514B-D or 514B-E, or by filing a request for an administrative hearing under a pilot program administered by the department of commerce and consumer affairs;
(12) Impose reasonable charges for the preparation and recordation of amendments to the declaration, documents requested for resale of units, or statements of unpaid assessments;
(13) Provide for cumulative voting through a provision in the bylaws;
(14) Provide for the indemnification of its officers, board, committee members, and agents, and maintain directors' and officers' liability insurance;
(15) Assign its right to future income, including the right to receive common expense assessments, but only to the extent section 514B‑105(e) expressly so provides;
(16) Exercise any other powers conferred by the declaration or bylaws;
(17) Exercise all other powers that may be exercised in this State by legal entities of the same type as the association, except to the extent inconsistent with this chapter;
(18) Exercise any other powers necessary and proper for the governance and operation of the association; and
(19) By regulation, subject to sections 514B‑146, 514B‑161, and 514B‑162, require that disputes between the board and unit owners or between two or more unit owners regarding the condominium be submitted to nonbinding alternative dispute resolution in the manner described in the regulation as a prerequisite to commencement of a judicial proceeding."
SECTION 8. Section 514B-105, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
"§514B-105 Association; limitations on powers. (a) The declaration and bylaws may not impose limitations on the power of the association to deal with the developer which are more restrictive than the limitations imposed on the power of the association to deal with other persons.
(b) Unless otherwise permitted by the declaration, bylaws, or this chapter, an association may adopt rules and regulations that affect the use of or behavior in units that may be used for residential purposes only to:
(1) Prevent any use of a unit which violates the declaration or bylaws;
(2) Regulate any behavior in or occupancy of a unit which violates the declaration or bylaws or unreasonably interferes with the use and enjoyment of other units or the common elements by other unit owners; or
(3) Restrict the leasing of residential units to the extent those rules are reasonably designed to meet underwriting requirements of institutional lenders who regularly lend money secured by first mortgages on units in condominiums or regularly purchase those mortgages.
Otherwise, the association may not regulate any use of or behavior in units by means of the rules and regulations.
(c) No association shall deduct and apply portions of common expense payments received from a unit owner to unpaid late fees, legal fees, fines, and interest (other than amounts remitted by a unit in payment of late fees, legal fees, fines, and interest) unless the board adopts and distributes to all owners a policy stating that:
(1) Failure to pay late fees, legal fees, fines, and interest may result in the deduction of such late fees, legal fees, fines, and interest from future common expense payments, so long as a delinquency continues to exist; and
(2) Late fees may be imposed against any future common expense payment that is less than the full amount owed due to the deduction of unpaid late fees, legal fees, fines, and interest from the payment.
(d) No unit owner who requests legal or other information from the association, the board, the managing agent, or their employees or agents, shall be charged for the reasonable cost of providing the information unless the association notifies the unit owner that it intends to charge the unit owner for the reasonable cost. The association shall notify the unit owner in writing at least ten days prior to incurring the reasonable cost of providing the information, except that no prior notice shall be required to assess the reasonable cost of providing information on delinquent assessments or in connection with proceedings to enforce the law or the association's governing documents.
After being notified of the reasonable cost of providing the information, the unit owner may withdraw the request, in writing. A unit owner who withdraws a request for information shall not be charged for the reasonable cost of providing the information.
Subject to any approval requirements and spending limits contained in the
declaration or bylaws, the association may authorize the board to borrow money
for the repair, replacement, maintenance, operation, or administration of the
common elements and personal property of the project, or the making of any
additions, alterations, and improvements thereto; provided that written notice
of the purpose and use of the funds is first sent to all unit owners and owners
fifty] 50 per cent of the common interest vote or
give written consent to the borrowing[ .]; provided further that if the
cost of the borrowing is a major expenditure in excess of $ ,
the board shall hold a special association meeting to approve the expenditure.
In connection with the borrowing, the board may grant to the lender the right
to assess and collect monthly or special assessments from the unit owners and
to enforce the payment of the assessments or other sums by statutory lien and
foreclosure proceedings. The cost of the borrowing, including, without
limitation, all principal, interest, commitment fees, and other expenses
payable with respect to the borrowing or the enforcement of the obligations
under the borrowing, shall be a common expense of the project. For purposes of
this section, the financing of insurance premiums by the association within the
policy period shall not be deemed a loan and no lease shall be deemed a loan if
it provides that at the end of the lease the association may purchase the
leased equipment for its fair market value.
(f) If the association or the board is involved in a dispute intervention through the office of the condominium ombudsman, pursuant to section 514B-D, no special assessments related to the dispute, including association attorneys' fees, shall be assessed or collected from unit owners until the condominium ombudsman has completed the intervention investigation."
SECTION 9. Section 514B-154.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
§514B-154.5[ ]] Association documents to be provided. (a)
Notwithstanding any other provision in the declaration, bylaws, or house rules,
if any, the following documents, records, and information, whether maintained,
kept, or required to be provided pursuant to this section or section 514B-152,
514B-153, or 514B-154, shall be made available to any unit owner and the
owner's authorized agents by the managing agent, resident manager, board
through a board member, or the association's representative:
(1) All financial and other records sufficiently detailed in order to comply with requests for information and disclosures related to the resale of units;
(2) An accurate copy of the declaration, bylaws, house rules, if any, master lease, if any, a sample original conveyance document, and all public reports and any amendments thereto;
(3) Detailed, accurate records in chronological order of the receipts and expenditures affecting the common elements, specifying and itemizing the maintenance and repair expenses of the common elements and any other expenses incurred and monthly statements indicating the total current delinquent dollar amount of any unpaid assessments for common expenses;
(4) All records and the vouchers authorizing the payments and statements kept and maintained at the address of the project, or elsewhere within the State as determined by the board, subject to section 514B-152;
(5) All signed and executed agreements for managing the operation of the property, expressing the agreement of all parties, including but not limited to financial and accounting obligations, services provided, and any compensation arrangements, including any subsequent amendments;
(6) An accurate and current list of members of the condominium association and the members' current addresses and the names and addresses of the vendees under an agreement of sale, if any. A copy of the list shall be available, at cost, to any unit owner or owner's authorized agent who furnishes to the managing agent, resident manager, or the board a duly executed and acknowledged affidavit stating that the list:
(A) Shall be used by the unit owner or owner's authorized agent personally and only for the purpose of soliciting votes or proxies or for providing information to other unit owners with respect to association matters; and
(B) Shall not be used by the unit owner or owner's authorized agent or furnished to anyone else for any other purpose;
(7) The association's most current financial statement, at no cost or on twenty-four-hour loan, at a convenient location designated by the board;
(8) Meeting minutes of the association, pursuant to section 514B-122;
(9) Meeting minutes of the board, pursuant to section 514B-126, which shall be:
(A) Available for examination by unit owners or owners' authorized agents at no cost or on twenty-four-hour loan at a convenient location at the project, to be determined by the board; or
(B) Transmitted to any unit owner or owner's authorized agent making a request for the minutes within fifteen days of receipt of the request by the owner or owner's authorized agent; provided that:
(i) The minutes shall be transmitted by mail, electronic mail transmission, or facsimile, by the means indicated by the owner or owner's authorized agent, if the owner or owner's authorized agent indicated a preference at the time of the request; and
(ii) The owner or owner's authorized agent shall pay a reasonable fee for administrative costs associated with handling the request, subject to section 514B-105(d);
(10) Financial statements, general ledgers, the accounts receivable ledger, accounts payable ledgers, check ledgers, insurance policies, contracts, and invoices of the association for the duration those records are kept by the association, and any documents regarding delinquencies of ninety days or more shall be available for examination by unit owners or owners' authorized agents at convenient hours at a place designated by the board; provided that:
(A) The board may require unit owners or owners' authorized agents to furnish to the association a duly executed and acknowledged affidavit stating that the information is requested in good faith for the protection of the interests of the association, its members, or both; and
(B) Unit owners or owners' authorized agents shall pay for administrative costs in excess of eight hours per year;
(11) Proxies, tally sheets, ballots, unit owners' check-in lists, and the certificate of election subject to section 514B-154(c);
(12) Copies of an association's documents, records, and information, whether maintained, kept, or required to be provided pursuant to this section or section 514B‑152, 514B-153, or 514B-154;
(13) A copy of the management contract from the entity that manages the operation of the property before the organization of an association; and
(14) Other documents requested by a unit owner or owner's authorized agent in writing; provided that the board shall give written authorization or written refusal with an explanation of the refusal within thirty calendar days of receipt of a request for documents pursuant to this paragraph.
(b) Subject to section 514B-105(d), copies of the items in subsection (a) shall be provided to any unit owner or owner's authorized agent upon the owner's or owner's authorized agent's request; provided that the owner or owner's authorized agent pays a reasonable fee for duplication, postage, stationery, and other administrative costs associated with handling the request.
(c) Notwithstanding any provision in the declaration, bylaws, or house rules providing for another period of time, all documents, records, and information listed under subsection (a), whether maintained, kept, or required to be provided pursuant to this section or section 514B-152, 514B-153, or 514B-154, shall be provided no later than thirty days after receipt of a unit owner's or owner's authorized agent's written request, unless a lesser time is provided pursuant to this section or section 514B-152, 514B-153, or 514B‑154, and except as provided in subsection (a)(14).
(d) Any documents, records, and information, whether maintained, kept, or required to be provided pursuant to this section or section 514B-152, 514B-153, or 514B-154, may be made available electronically to the unit owner or owner's authorized agent if the owner or owner's authorized agent requests such in writing.
(e) An association may comply with this section or section 514B-152, 514B-153, or 514B-154 by making the required documents, records, and information available to unit owners or owners' authorized agents for download through an internet site, at the option of each unit owner or owner's authorized agent and at no cost to the unit owner or owner's authorized agent.
(f) Any fee charged to a unit owner or owner's authorized agent to obtain copies of the association's documents, records, and information, whether maintained, kept, or required to be provided pursuant to this section or section 514B-152, 514B-153, or 514B-154, shall be reasonable; provided that a reasonable fee shall include administrative and duplicating costs and shall not exceed $1 per page, or portion thereof, except that the fee for pages exceeding eight and one-half inches by fourteen inches may exceed $1 per page.
(g) Copies of the items in subsection (a) shall be provided to the condominium ombudsman no later than thirty days after receipt of the condominium ombudsman's request; provided that if the condominium ombudsman is denied access to any item in subsection (a), the condominium ombudsman may request the commission to conduct an investigation of the matter pursuant to section 514B-65.
(g)] (h) This section shall apply to condominiums organized
under chapter 514A or 514B.
(h)] (i) Nothing in this section shall be construed to create
any new requirements for the release of documents, records, or information."
SECTION 10. Section 514B-161, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:
"(a) If an apartment owner or the board of directors requests mediation of a dispute involving the interpretation or enforcement of the association of apartment owners' declaration, bylaws, or house rules, the other party in the dispute shall be required to participate in mediation. Either party may request informational assistance regarding the mediation process from the office of the ombudsman. Each party shall be wholly responsible for its own costs of participating in mediation, unless both parties agree that one party shall pay all or a specified portion of the mediation costs. If a party refuses to participate in the mediation of a particular dispute, a court may take this refusal into consideration when awarding expenses, costs, and attorneys' fees."
SECTION 11. Section 514B-162, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:
"(a) At the request of any party, any dispute concerning or involving one or more unit owners and an association, its board, managing agent, or one or more other unit owners relating to the interpretation, application, or enforcement of this chapter or the association's declaration, bylaws, or house rules adopted in accordance with its bylaws shall be submitted to arbitration. Either party may request informational assistance regarding the arbitration process from the office of the ombudsman. The arbitration shall be conducted, unless otherwise agreed by the parties, in accordance with the rules adopted by the commission and of chapter 658A; provided that the rules of the arbitration service conducting the arbitration shall be used until the commission adopts its rules; provided further that where any arbitration rule conflicts with chapter 658A, chapter 658A shall prevail; and provided further that notwithstanding any rule to the contrary, the arbitrator shall conduct the proceedings in a manner which affords substantial justice to all parties. The arbitrator shall be bound by rules of substantive law and shall not be bound by rules of evidence, whether or not set out by statute, except for provisions relating to privileged communications. The arbitrator shall permit discovery as provided for in the Hawaii rules of civil procedure; provided that the arbitrator may restrict the scope of such discovery for good cause to avoid excessive delay and costs to the parties or the arbitrator may refer any matter involving discovery to the circuit court for disposition in accordance with the Hawaii rules of civil procedure then in effect."
SECTION 12. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $ or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2015-2016 and the same sum or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2016-2017 for administrative costs associated with the establishment of the office of the condominium ombudsman within the department of commerce and consumer affairs, including the hiring of necessary staff.
The sums appropriated shall be expended by the department of commerce and consumer affairs for the purposes of this Act.
SECTION 13. In codifying the new sections added by section 1 of this Act, the revisor of statutes shall substitute appropriate section numbers for the letters used in designating the new sections in this Act.
SECTION 14. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 15. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2015.
Condominiums; Office of Condominium Ombudsman; Condominium Ombudsman; Appropriation
Establishes the office of the condominium ombudsman, to be headed by the condominium ombudsman, within the department of commerce and consumer affairs. Appropriates funds for administrative costs associated with the establishment of the office of the condominium ombudsman.
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