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SB 407 - Noncommercial Solicitation

From the Legislative Counsel's Digest: This bill would provide that the governing documents, including bylaws and operating rules, of a residential common interest development may not prohibit a member or resident of a common interest development from engaging in certain activities, including...

Subject: Noncommercial Solicitation

Status: In Senate Judiciary

Position: Oppose Unless Amended

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AB 534 - Mechanics Liens on CID Owners

Prohibits, in a common interest development, a mechanics lien from being filed against another owner in the common interest development unless that consent was provided or that request was made, except in the case of emergency repairs.

Subject: Mechanics Liens on HOA Owners

Status: Signed by Governor

Position: Watch

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AB 690 - Management Conflicts of Interest

Requires a common interest development manager or a common interest development management firm to disclose specified information before entering into a management agreement. Requires a disclosure on whether the manager receives a certain referral fee for distributing required documents. Requires a specified annual budget report to contain specified information relating to charges for requesting copies of certain documents. Requires a manager or firm to facilitate the delivery of requested documents.

Subject: Management Conflicts of Interest

Status: Passed Legislature. To Governor.

Position: Watch

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AB 731 - Tax Deduction for HOA Assessments

Allows a deduction in computing gross income for amounts paid by a taxpayer for qualified homeowners' association assessments.

Subject: Tax Deduction for HOA Assessments

Status: In Assembly Appropriations Committee.

Position: Watch

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AB 786 - Statements of Information

Authorizes common interest development association statements of information that are required to be submitted to the Secretary of State to be submitted online.

Subject: Statements of Information - Online Submission

Status: In Assembly Banking and Finance Committee.

Position: Support

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AB 1079 - Annual Policy Statement Distribution Deadlines

Current law requires requires the association to distribute an annual policy statement between 30 to 90 days before the end of the fiscal year. This bill would change the time requirements for distribution to be within 31 to 91 days before the end of the fiscal year.

Subject: Annual Policy Statement Distribution Deadlines

Status: Introduced.

Position: Watch

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AB 1412 - Volunteer Officers Liability & Address Disclosure

Authorizes a common interest development association, when an owner fails to provide a certain required notice, to use the last address provided in writing by the owner, except as specified.

Extends a certain limitation on personal liability to a volunteer officer or director of a development that is mixed use when the volunteer officer or volunteer director is a tenant of a residential separate interest or is an owner of no more than a certain number of separate interests.

Subject: Volunteer Officers Liability

Status: In Senate Judiciary

Position: Support if Amended

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AB 1426 - Uncontested Elections

Under the current system, associations must always use a double envelope, secret ballot system in their elections. This requirement applies even when the outcome of the election is already decided: i.e., when the number of board vacancies equals the number of board candidates. This is called an "uncontested" election.

Subject: Exemption from Election Requirements for Uncontested Elections

Status: In Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee

Position: Watch

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SB 451 - Liability for Harassment

Prohibits an association from being liable to any person because the governing documents of the association do not contain a provision that would authorize the association to stop harassment of a member by another member, under the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act.

Subject: Liability for Harassment

Status: In Senate Judiciary

Position: Watch

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SB 721 - Inspection of Decks and Balconies

Requires an inspection of building assemblies and associated waterproofing elements, including decks and balconies, for buildings with more than a certain number of multifamily dwelling units by a licensed architect, civil or structural engineer, or building inspector or official at certain intervals. Requires certain notifications. Imposes requirements on boards of directors of common interest development.

Subject: Inspection of Decks and Balconies

Status: In Senate Judiciary

Position: Oppose Unless Amended

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2016 Legislation - SB 918 - Member Contact Information for Notices

Existing law, the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act, defines and regulates common interest developments, which are managed by homeowners’ associations. This bill would require the owners of the separate interests in a common interest development to annually provide the association with specified written information for the purpose of receiving notices from the association.

Subject: Member Contact Information for Notices

Status: Signed by Governor.

Position: Support

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