Board members and property managers interested in keeping tabs on legislation which may affect their Association should put February 21 on their calendars. That is the last day bills may be introduced for this legislative year, and could be a busy day for bills which may impact homeowners associations within the state. So far this year, the state legislature has introduced bills that could affect squatters in foreclosed properties and bills dealing with possible minimum wage and tax adjustments which may impact homeowners associations in the future. Expect that list to grow as the February 21 deadline approaches, and make certain to contact your representative if you have any concerns. It will be important for homeowners, board members, and property managers to stay involved in the legislative process if they want HOAs to remain as independent as possible.