As many of you have been informed, HB 371 was introduced into the Ohio House of Representatives on December 4, 2013. It has been our position that, while many proposed changes will make certain best practices the law, that the bill has many flaws which will be detrimental to condominium associations, and more specifically, to board members. See our synopsis of the bill at http://ottesq.com/articles/house-bill-371-proposed-amendments-to-ohios-condominium-act-r-c-5311/.
This past Wednesday, February 12, 2014, the representatives held a hearing in order to obtain testimony regarding the pros and cons of the bill. Most of the testimony opposed the bill.
Many property managers, association attorneys, condominium owners and board members testified as to why the bill was not in the public’s best interest, and would not benefit any condominium owner in Ohio.
Again, we encourage you to contact your state representative in order to oppose certain provisions of the bill. You can locate your state representative by visiting http://www.ohiohouse.gov/members/district-map, or feel free to contact our office to give you the contact information.