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House Bill No. 5537

Public Act No. 06-23

AN ACT CONCERNING TRAINING FOR MEMBERS OF ASSOCIATIONS OF COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITIES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2006) The executive board of each association of a common interest community, or an officer designated by the executive board, shall encourage each member of such association, including the officers and members of the executive board, and any managing agent of such association or person providing association management services to such association, to attend, when available, a basic education program concerning the purpose and operation of common interest communities and associations, and the rights and responsibilities of unit owners, associations and executive board officers and members. The executive board, or any such designated officer, may arrange to have any such program conducted by a private entity at a time and place convenient to a majority of the members of such association. All or part of any fees for such program may be designated as a common expense of the association and paid from association funds in such manner as may be determined by the executive board and approved by the association, consistent with the bylaws of the association and chapter 828 of the general statutes.

Approved May 2, 2006