Discipline of a member is largely controlled by Civil Code section 5855. The most basic requirements follow the 10/15 rule. Members must be notified of a hearing at least 10 days prior to the meeting and notified of the outcome within 15 days following the meeting (governing documents may require a longer notice period). If your association does not have a fine policy, the association should draft and adopt one pursuant to Civil Code section 4360. Ensure that all disciplinary measures are well documented with hard copy letters and consistent application of the association’s fine policy.