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Updated Jul 17, 2013 - 12:17 pm

Activists challenge Arizona HOA law as too broad

PHOENIX — A lawsuit filed on behalf of homeowner activists contends the
Arizona Legislature unconstitutionally inserted legislation on homeowner
associations in an elections bill.

The lawsuit contended that the bill violated the Arizona Constitution by
including legislation on more than one subject in the same bill. It also
contended the bill’s title doesn’t disclose that the altered bill included the
homeowner association legislation.

Republican Rep. Michelle Ugenti of Scottsdale sponsored the bill that was the
source of the HOA legislation inserted into the elections bill. She said House
staff determined that some provisions made her amendment related to the election
legislation.

The Arizona Capitol Times reported that the Arizona
Center for Law in the Public Interest filed the suit Tuesday in Maricopa County
Superior Court on behalf of the activists.

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