Virginia common interest community associations will benefit from amendments proposed by Governor Ralph S. Northam and adopted by the General Assembly at the April 22, 2020 veto session. Amendments 28 and 137 to the Budget Bills (House Bills 29 and 30, respectively) overrides requirements in the Virginia Property Owners’ Association Act and Condominium Act that at least two board members be physically present in the same location in order to convene a meeting properly.
On behalf of CAI’s Virginia Legislative Action Committee, the effort to obtain relief from the in-person meeting requirements was led by VALAC’s Legislative Liaison, Lucia Anna (Pia) Trigiani at MercerTrigiani.
Now, during a Governor-declared state of emergency, boards of common interest community associations may meet virtually without physically assembling, but only if certain requirements concerning notice of meetings, member access to meeting and meeting minutes are met. The amendments to the Budget Bills go into effect when signed by Governor Northam.