On October 22, 2011, I was a panelist at the New Jersey Chapter of Community Associations Institute Annual Expo. The seminar focused on Rules and Regulations for community associations. Particularly, the seminar focused how best to reconcile rules and regulations in light of New Jersey and Federal statutes that may be in opposition to the association-implemented rule.
For example, some discussion was centered around service animals in light of an association rule that prohibits animals of any type. The attendees were advised that even though actual notice was given to the members those animals were prohibited by virtue of receipt of the governing documents, Federal law allows service animals to live within associations if various parameters are met. As this runs counter to the association’s rules, the attendees were advised that Federal statute would prime the association prohibition.
You can listen to the full presentation online here.