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2014 Legislation: AB 1636 - Drought and Under-watering Fines

This bill would amend the Water Code to provide a temporary exemption for homeowners who could be fined for under-watering their plants or yards. From the Legislative Counsel's Digest:

2014 Legislation: SB 1144 - Drought and Under-watering Fines

This bill proposes a temporary exemption for homeowners who could be fined for under-watering their plants or yards. From the Legislative Counsel's Digest:

This bill would prohibit an association from imposing a fine or assessment on separate interest owners for yard maintenance issues related to under-watered plants and lawns during any period for which the Governor has declared a state of emergency due to drought.

2014 Legislation: AB 2100 - Drought and Under-watering Fines

AB 2100 prohibits an association from fining its members for reducing the watering of their lawns or other vegetation during a drought. 

2014 Legislation: AB 2104 - HOA Regulation of Turf

Update: The Govenor signed the bill on 9/18.

This bill would expand the options of homeowners who want to plant water-efficient landscape by further limiting possible restrictions in an association's CC&Rs.

From the Legislative Counsel's Digest:

Beginner's Guide to HOA Boards of Directors Duties and Responsibilities

Many new board members want an introductory guide that states in one place what are their duties and by what authority do they operate. This article discusses general concepts and law related to the powers and duties of association boards. You should be aware that the law differs between the various states, and therefore a board member should seek legal advice before acting.

HOA Rules: Creating, Changing, and Repealing

HOAs create rules to address situations that are not regulated by the CC&Rs. This article explains the process to adopt or change a rule, as well as process that members must follow to repeal a rule.

§4365 - Reversal of Rule Changes

  1. Members of an association owning 5 percent or more of the separate interests may call a special vote of the members to reverse a rule change.

§4355 - Application of Rule Procedures

  1. Sections 4360 and 4365 only apply to an operating rule that relates to one or more of the following subjects:
    1. Use of the common area or of an exclusive use common area.
    2. Use of a separate interest, including any aesthetic or architectural standards that govern alteration of a separate interest.

§4350 - Requirements for Valid Rules

An operating rule is valid and enforceable only if all of the following requirements are satisfied:

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