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2016 End of Session Report

​​Priority lien HB 351 proposes to adopt the most recent revisions to section 3-116 of the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act. The measure never received full text and was not considered in 2016. The bill failed upon adjournment.

Animals and Bylaws HB 561 – provides that no deed restrictions, covenants, or similar binding agreements running with the land shall prohibit or have the effect of prohibiting the keeping of fewer than six laying hens on lots or parcels covered by the deed restrictions, covenants, or binding agreements. It also proposes to provide that a declaration or bylaw of a common interest property may be amended by a 51 percent vote of the association of owners. The bill failed upon adjournment.

Smoking HB 686 prohibits smoking in condominiums and other multi-unit housing in Vermont. The bill failed upon adjournment.​​​​