HB1588 (2018) Detail

Relative to meetings of the board of directors and committees of the condominium association.










AN ACT relative to meetings of the board of directors and committees of the condominium association.


SPONSORS: Rep. Webb, Rock. 6; Rep. LeBrun, Hills. 32; Rep. Pantelakos, Rock. 25; Rep. Rouillard, Hills. 6; Rep. Tripp, Rock. 6; Rep. Ellis, Straf. 8; Sen. Sanborn, Dist 9; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17


COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs






This bill adds requirements for conducting meetings of the condominium board of directors and committees of the condominium association and for the content and availability of minutes of such meetings.


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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.






In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen


AN ACT relative to meetings of the board of directors and committees of the condominium association.


Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:


1  Condominium Act; Meetings.  Amend the introductory paragraph and paragraph I of RSA 356-B:37-c to read as follows:

356-B:37-c  Meetings of the Board of Directors and Committees of the Association.  The following requirements apply to all meetings of the board of directors and committees of the association authorized to act [for the association] or make recommendations to the board or the association:

I.  For purposes of this section, a gathering of board members at which the board members do not conduct or discuss association business is not a meeting of the board of directors.  The board of directors and its members may not use incidental or social gatherings of board members or any other method to evade the open meeting requirements of this section.

2  Availability of Materials at Meetings.  Amend RSA 356-B:37-c, IV to read as follows:

IV.  If any materials are distributed to the board of directors before the meeting, the board of directors at the same time shall make copies of those materials reasonably available to unit owners, except that the board of directors [need not] shall make available copies of unapproved minutes [or matters that are to be considered in executive session] within 60 days of the date of the meeting or 15 days of the date such minutes are approved by the board.  The only matters which may be excluded from the minutes are:

(a)  Consultation with the association's attorney.

(b)  Discussion of  existing or potential litigation or mediation, arbitration, or administrative proceedings.

(c)  Discussion of labor or personnel matters.

(d)  Discussion of contracts, leases, and other commercial transactions to purchase or provide goods or services currently being negotiated, including the review of bids or proposals, if premature general knowledge of those matters would place the association at a disadvantage.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.


HB1588 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 25, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 20, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1588 Revision: 2336 Date: Nov. 13, 2017, 9:26 a.m.


Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 1 P. 16
Jan. 25, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/25/2018 11:00 AM LOB 302
Feb. 1, 2018 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/01/2018 09:00 AM LOB 302
Feb. 20, 2018 Executive Session: 02/20/2018 LOB 302
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 20-0; CC)
March 6, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 9 P. 7
March 6, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 12