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Condominiums & HOAs

The 11th edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised is the "current edition" of this authority for the purpose of any organization whose bylaws or constitution provide for the "current edition" to be its parliamentary authority.

The following State laws in Hawaiʻi have jurisdiction over Condominiums, Home Owner Associations, etc.: which can be found on the website of the State of Hawaiʻi, Dept. of Commerce & Consumer Affairs

  • HRS Chapter 414D - Hawaii Nonprofit Corporations Act
  • HRS Chapter 421H - Limited-Equity Housing Cooperatives
  • HRS Chapter 421I
  • HRS Chapter 421J - Planned Community Associations
  • HRS Chapter 514A - Condominium Property Act
  • HRS Chapter 514B - Condominium Property Act

Note the various statutory provisions in these laws that are related to Robert's Rules of Order:

  • §421H-3. Contents of bylaws. The bylaws shall provide at least the following:
    "(15) All board of directors' meetings shall be conducted in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order, or other accepted rules for the conduct of meetings."

  • HRS Chapter 421J - Planned Community Associations
    "§421J-6 Robert's Rules of Order. All association and board of directors meetings shall be conducted in accordance with the most current edition of Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised. [L 1997, c 132, pt of §1]"

  • §514A-82 Content of Bylaws
    (a) The bylaws shall provide for at least the following:
    "(16) All association and board of directors meetings shall be conducted in accordance with the most current edition of Robert's Rules of Order;"

  • HRS §514B-121 Hawaiiʻs Condominium Property Act on Association meetings:
    "(d) All association meetings shall be conducted in accordance with the most recent edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised. If so provided in the declaration or bylaws, meetings may be conducted by any means that allow participation by all unit owners in any deliberation or discussion."

    HRS §514B-125 Hawaiiʻs Condominium Property Act on Board Meetings: "(c) All board meetings shall be conducted in accordance with the most recent edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised. Unless otherwise provided in the declaration or bylaws, a board may permit any meeting to be conducted by any means of communication through which all directors participating may simultaneously hear each other during the meeting. A director participating in a meeting by this means is deemed to be present in person at the meeting. If permitted by the board, any unit owner may participate in a meeting conducted by a means of communication through which all participants may simultaneously hear each other during the meeting, provided that the board may require that the unit owner pay for the costs associated with the participation."

ThinkTech Hawaii: Condo Insider Educational Videos with Steve Glanstein, PRP on YouTube:

 

   Other Aids for Condo & Home Owner Assc.

Minutes: Contents, by Steve Glanstein, PRP

Sample Board-Owner Participation Rules of Hawaii Condominium Boards

Community Associations Institute, Hawaii Chapter (CAI)

 

 

Hawaiʻi State Association of Parliamentarians
June Asato, President
info@hsap.org       P.O. Box 10731, Honolulu, HI 96816