Kathryn Hedrick, lobbyist for the Washington State CAI Legislative Action Committee, issued this update over the weekend:
Substitute House Bill 2567, prime sponsored by Representative Hans Zeiger (R-Puyallup) has been signed by Governor Inslee and takes effect June 11. The new law requires homeowner associations under RCW 64.38, to make meeting minutes from the previous association meeting available to each owner for examination and copying within sixty days after the meeting. In addition, the legislation also calls for the minutes of the previous association meeting to be approved at the next association meeting in accordance with the association’s governing documents.
The State adopted our suggested revisions to the original bill. The original bill required owner associations to mail meeting minutes to each owner soon after the meeting, although many associations are not allowed to official adopt owner meeting minutes until the next annual meeting. We will be provided specific advice to our association clients before the law becomes effective.