Title 34

Chapter 41
Rhode Island Real Estate Time-Share Act

Article III
Management of the Time-Share Property

R.I. Gen. Laws 34-41-3.16

 34-41-3.16.  Referendum of owners.

(a) No amendment to the project instrument may be adopted except pursuant to this section or 34-41-3.15. The project instrument may specify other matters to be determined by referendum of the owners and may permit the managing entity to select matters to be determined in that manner.

(b) Whenever an amendment to a project instrument proposed by the managing entity, or other matter, is to be determined by referendum, the managing entity shall prepare and, not less than thirty (30) days or more than one hundred eighty (180) days before the votes are to be counted, shall mail to each owner a ballot stating each matter to be determined and affording the opportunity to vote "yes" or "no" on each matter. The ballot may be accompanied by a letter from the managing entity recommending a particular decision.

(c) On the date specified pursuant to 34-41-3.14(c)(2), the managing entity shall examine the ballots and calculate the vote accordingly. A simple majority of the votes counted determines each matter in question unless the project instrument specifies a larger majority, but no matter may be determined by referendum unless the ballots favoring the majority decision represent at least ten percent (10%) of the votes allocated to all owners.

History of Section.
P.L. 1984, ch. 141, 2.