House derails bill clamping down on abusive homes associations


A bill empowering homeowners seeking legal protection from abusive homes associations failed to advance in the Kansas House Thursday.

The House on a voice vote derailed a bill that would have fined officials from a homeowners association up to $500 for knowingly violating the state's homeowners bill of rights, which was signed into law in 2010.

Among other things, the bill of rights sets out requirements for homes associations budgets and places limits on the authority of their boards.

The bill was a compromise from an original version that would have prosecuted violators of the bill of rights under . . .


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