BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A lawmaker who says homeowner associations too often levy unfair and excessive fines against residents is pushing back with a bill that passed the Senate Commerce and Human Resources Committee.
Sen. Jim Rice, a Republican from Caldwell and the bill's sponsor, wants HOA boards to have a majority vote_with 30 days' notice- before handing out a fine.
His bill would also block HOAs from going after members who are making a "good-faith effort" to resolve a problem.
Some homeowner association managers were concerned that gives rule-breaking residents a loophole to dodge penalties and prevents HOAs from taking swift action to fix an issue.
Rice maintained Tuesday the bill provides due process for residents trying to do the right thing.
The bill is now headed to the Senate floor for debate.
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