SB 1454: crossing the line for HOAs


“If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.” James Madison, The Federalist papers, # 51.


The issue presented by the lawsuit challenging the “one subject” constitutionality of Arizona’s SB 1454 is the violation of the Arizona Constitution.  The motivation, which brought about this violation, is a second and very important concern for the people of Arizona but is not the focus of the complaint.  To argue that the constitution was justifiably violated for a good cause would make a mockery of the law and democratic government under the US Constitution.

In 2007, then Governor Napolitano vetoed SB 1330 that would have restored homestead protections to HOA homes. Napolitano simply wrote, referring to the Arizona Constitution,

 “Today I vetoed Senate Bill 1330, which dealt with a variety of unrelated subjects. . . . This bill violates the single subject rule. . . . I am hopeful that the legislature will responsibly deal with these subjects (as single subjects) and present legislation to me in a form that I can sign within the next several days.”

The motivation behind the acts to pass SB 1454 and the failure by the Legislature and Governor to reject the bill for the flagrant violation of the Arizona Constitution speaks for itself. And that can only be viewed as favoring HOAs and the HOA management firms.  SB 1454 raises other questions of constitutional violations not addressed in this complaint:  special laws for special groups, and a violation of the separation of powers doctrine as the supreme court has the authority to set rules and regulations affecting the judiciary, not the legislature.

The enacting of SB 1454 by Arizona resembles the many complaints against HOA boards for doing as they please without concern for the law and governing documents.  The HOA Declaration or constitution is repeatedly ignored by HOA boards.   In simple terms, making SB 1454 law demonstrates Arizona’s role in establishing the New America of HOA-Land.

See signed SB 1454 violates AZ Const. that holds extraneous HOA amendments as invalid,

advocates sue State of AZ for unconstitutional HOA amendments bill – SB1454, and

CBS TV attorney interview,

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"The Voice for HOA Constitutionality". I have been a long-term homeowner rights authority, advocate and author of "The HOA-Land Nation Within America" (2019) and" Establishing the New America of independent HOA principalities" (2008). See HOA Constitutional Government at My efforts with HOAs took me to a broader concern that was deeply affecting the constituionality of HOAs. Those broad societal and plotical concerns caused me to start this new blog for my commentaries on the State of the New America.

7 thoughts on “SB 1454: crossing the line for HOAs”

  1. George: your explanation to your readers is crystal clear. Arizona’s state legislators’ need to examine their own thinking and take corrective steps now before more harm befall homeowners. Looking at the present scenario, the entire thing smacks of facism. Do homeowners of condos and PUDs want to live in what would truly become a facist state come this September? SB1454 must necessarily be defeated in the court for all the right reasons. And homeowners need to stop remaining so staunchly complacent. For heaven’s sake, homeowners, wake up! Take steps to reclaim your investments! Stop allowing yourselves to be used as ATM machines by those corrupt board members and property management companies! Take an interest in what is taking place in HOA land. Attend your respective board meetings. Go to the capital. Make your voices heard. Protect your investments. Stop allowing yourselves to be SO controlled by those corrupt entities whose only real interest is the use of your money that comes from your monthly assessments, THE glue that holds them together against us, the complacent homeowners! Homeowners, wake up!

    1. Politicians are just that and have no other interest than furthering their own political careers. The people must sue them at every turn as I do. It is the only way we can get back control of of rights. It is now easier than ever.

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