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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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2015 Legislation - AB 786 - Recycled Water and Drought-Related Fines

Existing law prohibits HOAs for fining owners who underwater their landscaping during a drought. This bill would allow fines in associations where recycled water is used for all irrigation.

Subject: Drought, Fines, and Recycled Water

Status: Signed by Governor

Position: Oppose

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2015 Legislation - AB 349 - Mandatory Approval of Turf in HOAs

AB 349 requires HOAs to approve the use artificial grass or turf in all circumstances, even where reasonable low water-using alternative landscapes exist. ECHO opposed AB 349.

Subject: Mandatory Approval of Turf in HOAs

Status: Signed by Governor

Position: Oppose

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2015 Legislation - SB 655 - Moldy Buildings Deemed Substandard

This bill specifies that visible or otherwise demonstrable mold growth could cause a building in which such a condition is found to be deemed substandard.

Subject: Mold and Substandard Housing

Status: Signed by Governor

Position: Watch

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2015 Legislation - AB 1335 - Charging Fees on Recorded Documents to Fund Affordable Housing

In order to fund affordable housing, this bill would impose a $75 fee whenever a document is recorded in California. ECHO opposes this bill. 

Subject: Fees on Recorded Documents

Status: Dead

Position: Oppose

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2015 Legislation - AB 1152 - Limiting Construction Defect Lawsuits for HOAs

This bill narrows the options for HOAs seeking recovery for construction defects. ECHO opposes this bill. 

Subject: Limiting Construction Defect Lawsuites

Status: Dead

Position: Oppose

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2015 Legislation - SB 47 - Analyzing the Health and Environmental Impact of Turf

SB 47 would have required and funded a study to analyze the environmental and health impacts of synthetic turf. 

Subject: Synthetic Turf Study

Status: Dead

Position: Support

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2015 Legislation - SB 244 - Mobilehome Parks' Right to Go to Court

Existing law treats legal actions regarding rule violations in mobilehome parks as limited civil cases. This bill seeks to extend the operations of this law indefinitely. 

Subject: Mobile homes and injunctions

Status: Signed by Governor

Position: Support

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2015 Legislation - SB 419 - Mobile Home "For Sale" Signs

SB 419 would permit the use of yard-arm style “for sale” signs in mobile home parks, some of which are homeowners associations.

Subject: Sale Signs in Mobile Homes

Status: Signed by Governor

Position: Watch

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2015 Legislation - SB 328 - Notice of Pesticide Use by Landlords

SB 328 would require that a landlord or the landlord’s authorized agent provide a current tenant with notice about the use of pesticides.

Subject: Pesticides

Status: Signed by Governor

Position: Neutral

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2015 Legislation - SB 290 - Serving Owners in Foreclosure Proceedings

Now a two-year bill, this legislation would allow the HOA to serve the owner by “substituted service,” a less restrictive process. ECHO supports this bill.

Subject: Substituted Service of Process

Status: Dead

Position: Support

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