HOA Advocacy

SB 323 - Elections: Felons, Access, and Redress

This bill makes changes to a large number of election-related rules, including: director qualifications, permissible election venues, inspector of elections provisions, member list information, the minimum period between elections, and many more.

Subject: Elections: Felons, Access, and Redress

Status: In Senate Judiciary

Position: Watch

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AB 434 - Managing Agent: Production of Records

The Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act defines a “managing agent” as a person who, for compensation or in expectation of compensation, exercises control over the assets of a common interest development.

Subject: Managing Agent: Production of Records

Status: In Senate Housing

Position: Watch

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SB 652 - Right to Display Religious Items

The Davis-Stirling Common Internet Development Act prohibits the governing documents of a common interest development from prohibiting the posting or display of noncommercial signs, posters, flags, or banners on or in an owner’s separate interest, except as specified.

This bill would prohibit the governing documents of a common interest development from prohibiting the display of religious items, as defined, on the entry door of a common interest development member’s separate interest.

Subject: Right to Display Religious Items

Status: In Senate Judiciary

Position: Watch

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SB 754 - Election by Acclamation

The Davis-Stirling Act currently requires the election of directors to serve on the board of directors of the association to be held by secret ballot, and requires an association to adopt rules that specify the procedures for nomination of candidates consistent with the governing documents. The act also authorizes those rules to provide for the nomination of candidates from the floor of membership meetings or nomination by any other manner.

Subject: Elections by Acclamation

Status: In Senate Housing Committee

Position: Watch

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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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