Representing Texas Homeowners Associations & those aggrieved by them

Attorney Trey Wilson handles lawsuits and pre-litigation disputes involving enforcement of restrictive covenants/deed restrictions, Homeowner Association member voting/ballot/proxy issues, HOA Board elections, collection of assessments/dues, placement and removal of liens, CCR/Declaration disputes, developer HOA control/turnover, ACC approval, HOA Board governance, Abuses by Homeowners Associations and drafting/amendment of HOA documents including By-laws.


HOA Embezzlement Prevention Bill (HB 3803) To Be Heard Today

San Antonio HOA Lawyer Trey Wilson wrote:

State Representative Ruth Jones-McClendon's HB 3803 is set for public hearing today before the House Committee on Business and Industry

As I previously wrote, the Bill (filed on 3/8/13) seeks to prevent Board-member fraud and embezzlement of HOA funds through a series of money management procedures and local government regulation. Pundits have predicted substantial testimony concerning the Bill.

It should be an interesting day, as sentiments on both sides of the Bill are strong. Among the most important concerns regarding the Bill are its financial implications upon the Texas Attorney General, cities and counties who would be granted regulatory authority over HOAs. According to the Fiscal Note prepared by the Legislative Budget Board, local governments, including the City of Houston, are uncertain about the financial impact of this new-found authority.