2015 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 116B - Condominium Hotel Act
NRS 116B.550 - Voting by units’ owners; use of proxies; voting by lessees of leased units; association prohibited from voting as owner of unit.

NV Rev Stat § 116B.550 (2015) What's This?

1. If only one of several owners of a unit is present at a meeting of the association, that owner is entitled to cast all the votes allocated to that unit. If more than one of the owners are present, the votes allocated to that unit may be cast only in accordance with the agreement of a majority in interest of the owners, unless the declaration expressly provides otherwise. There is majority agreement if any one of the owners cast the votes allocated to that unit without protest made promptly to the person presiding over the meeting by any of the other owners of the unit.

2. Except as otherwise provided in this section, votes allocated to a unit may be cast pursuant to a proxy executed by a unit’s owner. A unit’s owner may give a proxy only to a member of his or her immediate family, a tenant of the unit’s owner who resides in the condominium hotel, the hotel unit owner or another unit’s owner who resides in the condominium hotel. If a unit is owned by more than one person, each owner of the unit may vote or register protest to the casting of votes by the other owners of the unit through an executed proxy. A unit’s owner may revoke a proxy given pursuant to this section only by actual notice of revocation to the person presiding over a meeting of the association.

3. Before a vote may be cast pursuant to a proxy:

(a) The proxy must be dated.

(b) The proxy must not purport to be revocable without notice.

(c) The proxy must designate the meeting for which it is executed.

(d) The proxy must designate each specific item on the agenda of the meeting for which the unit’s owner has executed the proxy, except that the unit’s owner may execute the proxy without designating any specific items on the agenda of the meeting if the proxy is to be used solely for determining whether a quorum is present for the meeting. If the proxy designates one or more specific items on the agenda of the meeting for which the unit’s owner has executed the proxy, the proxy must indicate, for each specific item designated in the proxy, whether the holder of the proxy must cast a vote in the affirmative or the negative on behalf of the unit’s owner. If the proxy does not indicate whether the holder of the proxy must cast a vote in the affirmative or the negative for a particular item on the agenda of the meeting, the proxy must be treated, with regard to that particular item, as if the unit’s owner were present but not voting on that particular item.

(e) The holder of the proxy must disclose at the beginning of the meeting for which the proxy is executed the number of proxies pursuant to which the holder will be casting votes.

4. A proxy terminates immediately after the conclusion of the meeting for which it is executed.

5. A vote may not be cast pursuant to a proxy for the election or removal of a member of the executive board of an association.

6. The holder of a proxy may not cast a vote on behalf of the unit’s owner who executed the proxy in a manner that is contrary to the proxy.

7. A proxy is void if the proxy or the holder of the proxy violates any provision of subsections 1 to 6, inclusive.

8. If the declaration requires that votes on specified matters affecting the condominium hotel must be cast by the lessees of leased units rather than the units’ owners who have leased the units:

(a) The provisions of subsections 1 to 7, inclusive, apply to the lessees as if they were the units’ owners;

(b) The units’ owners who have leased their units to the lessees may not cast votes on those specified matters;

(c) The lessees are entitled to notice of meetings, access to records and other rights respecting those matters as if they were the units’ owners; and

(d) The units’ owners must be given notice, in the manner provided in this chapter, of all meetings at which the lessees are entitled to vote.

9. If any votes are allocated to a unit that is owned by the association, those votes may not be cast, by proxy or otherwise, for any purpose.

(Added to NRS by 2007, 2230)

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