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AB-2290 Vacation ownership and time-shares: owners list.(2011-2012)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2290


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Hill

February 24, 2012


An act to amend Section 11273 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to land use.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2290, as introduced, Hill. Vacation ownership and time-shares: owners list.
The Vacation Ownership and Time-share Act of 2004 requires a time-share association to maintain among its records a complete list of the names and addresses of all owners of time-share interests in the time-share plan, as specified. Existing law prohibits an association from publishing the owners list or providing a copy of it to any time-share interest owner or to any 3rd party or using or selling the list for commercial purposes, except as provided in the time-share instruments.
This bill would require the association to maintain a complete list of the names and post office addresses of all owners of time-share interests in the time-share plan, and would prohibit the association from publishing the owners list or providing a copy of it to any time-share interest owner or to any 3rd or using or selling the list for commercial purposes. The bill would provide an alternate method for time-share interest owners to communicate with the entire membership of the association, as specified. The bill would also specify that certain provisions of the Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation Law do not apply to time-share associations under the Vacation Ownership and Time-share Act of 2004.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 11273 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

11273.
 (a) The books of account, minutes of members and governing body meetings, and all other records of the time-share plan maintained by the association or the managing entity shall be made available for inspection and copying by any member, or by his or her duly appointed representative, at any reasonable time for a purpose reasonably related to membership in the association.
(b) The records shall be made available for inspection at the office where the records are maintained. Upon receipt of an authenticated written request from a member along with the fee prescribed by the governing body to defray the costs of reproduction, the managing entity or other custodian of records of the association or the time-share plan shall prepare and transmit to the member a copy of any and all records requested.
(c) The governing body shall establish reasonable rules with respect to all of the following:
(1) Notice to be given to the managing entity or other custodian of the records by the member desiring to make the inspection or to obtain copies.
(2) Hours and days of the week when a personal inspection of the records may be made.
(3) Payment of the cost of reproducing copies of records requested by a member.
(d) Every governing body member shall have the absolute right at any time to inspect all books, records, and documents of the association and all real and personal properties owned and controlled by the association.
(e) (1) The association shall maintain among its records a complete list of the names and post office addresses of all owners of time-share interests in the time-share plan. The association shall update this list no less frequently than every six months. Unless otherwise provided in the time-share instruments, the The association may shall not publish this owner’s list or provide a copy of it to any time-share interest owner’s owners or to any third party or use or sell the list for commercial purposes.
(2) If an owner of a time-share interest in the time-share plan provides a written request to the association to communicate with the membership of the association, the association shall, within 30 days of the date of the written request, determine whether the communication would advance legitimate association business, and shall provide a method of making the requested communication without providing access to, or a copy of, the association membership list to the requesting owner. The association shall notify the requesting owner of the costs associated with making the communication, prior to making the communication, and the requesting owner shall provide payment to the association prior to the time the association makes the communication. Any alternative method that accomplishes the purposes set forth in a written request pursuant to this paragraph shall be deemed a reasonable alternative. If the association determines that a communication will not advance legitimate association business, the association shall, within 30 days, notify the requesting owner in writing and shall indicate the reasons for the rejection.
(3)  Section 8330 of the Corporations Code shall not apply to time-share associations under this act.
(f) For single site time-share plans and component sites of a multisite time-share plan located outside of the state, the association shall be subject to the provisions set forth in this section. The association must be in compliance with the applicable laws of the state or jurisdiction in which the time-share property or component site is located, and if a conflict exists between laws of the situs state and the requirements set forth in this section, the law of the situs state shall control. If the association and the time-share instruments provide for the matters contained in this section, the association shall be deemed to be in compliance with the requirements of this section and neither the developer nor the association shall be required to make revisions to the time-share instruments in order to comply with the section.