A commission on common interest communities had set caps on those fees, but Copening said Governor Brian Sandoval lifted those caps when he took office. "The governor put a cap on all regulations, so it never went into effect."
Copening is not alone in her effort. Republican Assemblyman John Hambrick.
"We have all heard of horror stories of huge fees," said Hambrick. "A $20 late bill, turning into a $5,600 penalty and all that money goes to the collective agencies. Those stories need to stop."
Copening wants a $1,950 cap on homeowners association fees. However, Hambrick said he isn't prepared to put a number on it. "I would like to see a cap, but I don't want to put a specific dollar amount on it yet."