General Assembly: Bill that would widen homeowners association powers hits a snag - dailypress.com
"The bill had been moving along in the House and Senate, albeit with some resistance and controversy. But on Thursday the House voted down a Senate version of the proposal, signaling tough sledding. "Members felt uncomfortable expanding the power of associations who could not get that power from their homeowners," Del. Scott A. Surovell, D-Mount Vernon, said in an email. Surovell led the charge against the bill in the House. He also was the attorney for a Northern Virginia couple who fought their homeowners association over fines several years ago, leading to the court decision that precipitated this legislative fight."