Annual Notice of Disciplinary Policy. If an association adopts or has adopted a policy imposing any monetary penalty, including any fee, on any association member for a violation of the governing documents, including any monetary penalty relating to the activities of a guest or tenant of the member, the board must adopt and distribute to each member, in the annual policy statement describing the association’s discipline policy, if any, including any schedule of penalties for violations of the governing documents. (Civ. Code 5310(a)(8).) The schedule of penalties must be in accordance with authorization for member discipline contained in the governing documents. (Civ. Code §5850(a).)
Notice of Policy Revisions. Any new or revised monetary penalty that is adopted after complying with subdivision (a) may be included in a supplement that is delivered to the members individually, pursuant to Section 4040. (Civ. Code §5850(b).)
Notice of Rules & Rule Changes. Once Rules and Regulations have been adopted and distributed to the membership they do not need to be distributed annually. New members to the association must receive a copy of the rules and fine policy and normally do so through escrow. Rule changes need only be distributed once--when they are adopted. As noted at the top of the page, disciplinary policies must be distributed annually.
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