Definition. "Good Standing' is not defined in the Davis-Stirling Act but is generally understood to mean a member who is current in the payment of their assessments and not in violation of the governing documents. Those members who are delinquent and/or have been found to be in violation of the governing documents (following due process) are deemed "Not in Good Standing."
Candidate/Director Qualifications. While there is is nothing in the Davis-Stirling Act or the Corporations Code requiring member directors or nominees to the Board to be in "Good Standing" to serve on the board, it is a reasonable requirement.
Governing Documents. To require sitting directors or nominees to the Board to be in "Good Standing," both the definition of "Good Standing" and the qualification must be included in the association's governing documents. The definition can be found in the CC&Rs, Bylaws, General Rules, and/or Election Rules. The qualification that a director or nominee for the board be in "Good Standing" should be in either the Bylaws. or the Election Rules, or both.
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