NJ HOA constitutionality bill – fair elections

I am pleased to see that 2 legislators (Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak and Bruce Land) in the NJ Assembly understand HOA constitutional issues and have sponsored a bill, A-3163, accordingly. Herald.com (Cape May County NJ) reports,

“Homeowner’s Associations must operate under similar rules and procedures as other governing bodies,” Andrzejczak said.  “A resident’s interest and right to approve and elect board members must be preserved. And setting clearer, more fair and unified set of rules for board elections and a clarifying a resident’s ability to recall will help to do just that.”

Bruce Land adds,

“Homeowners living in developments are still consumers and must be protected under the law,” said Land. “Ensuring their right to fair elections and protecting their right to choose board members, who will make decisions on their behalf, is a measure of consumer protection that they simply deserve as property owners.”

Homeowner rights advocates in other states must follow this lead and fight for similar HOA constitutional reforms. Six major issues to be pursued can be found in HOA Common Sense: rejecting private government.

Consent to be governed, No. 4

Democratic elections, No. 5

Fair and just hearings, No. 6

HOA Boards can do no wrong, No. 7

Draconian punishment and intimidation, No. 8

HOA Governments in fact, No. 9

In general, on the question of the validity and legitimacy of HOA governing documents and pro-HOA state laws, read:  CC&Rs are a devise for de facto HOA governments to escape constitutional government.

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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 http://pvtgov.org. 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.

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