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SB 326 - Mandatory Balcony Inspections

Requirement for Inspections This requires the association of a condominium project to cause a reasonably competent and diligent visual inspection of exterior elevated elements, defined as the load-bearing components and associated waterproofing systems, as specified, to determine whether the...

Subject: Mandatory Balcony Inspections

Status: Signed by Governor.

Position: Support

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2016 Legislation - AB 1963 - Construction Defect Claim Conditions

Existing law, the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act, requires, until July 1, 2017, specified conditions to be met before an association may file a complaint for damages against a builder, developer, or general contractor of a common interest development based upon a claim for defects in the design or construction of the common interest development.

This bill would delete the inoperative and repeal dates and would, instead, make these provisions inoperative on July 1, 2024, and would repeal these provisions as of January 1, 2025, as specified.

Subject: Construction Defect Claim Conditions

Status: Signed by Governor.

Position: Watch

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2016 Legislation - AB 1799 - Elections by Acclamation

AB 1799 would offer an alternative voting process to associations with uncontested elections - those elections where the number of candidates for the board equals the number vacant seats. Under these circumstances (defined in the bill), the association would be able to hold elections "by acclamation."

Subject: Elections by Acclamation

Status: Died.

Position: Oppose Unless Amended

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2016 Legislation - AB 1736 - Homeownership Savings Accounts

This bill would provide that a qualified taxpayer may withdraw amounts from a homeownership savings account to pay for qualified homeownership savings expenses, and would provide that any amount withdrawn from that account that is not used for these expenses would be included as income for that taxpayer.

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Subject: Homeownership Savings Accounts

Status: Died.

Position: Support

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2016 Legislation - AB 1720 - Owner Attorneys at Board Meetings

Current law requires the board to permit any member to attend and speak at any meeting, except for executive session meetings. This bill would require the board to permit a person who represents a member to attend board meetings, and would require written notice to be given, as specified.

Subject: Owner Attorneys at Board Meetings

Status: Amended 4/4. In Assembly Housing and Community Development.

Position: Watch

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2016 Legislation - AB 587 - Waiving Payment Penalties When Buying a Mobilehome

Current law prohibits the State from issuing a new title to a mobilehome buyer when of any outstanding charges or liens exist as a result of the previous owner’s failure to pay certain fees and penalties

Subject: Nonpayments or Late Payments on Mobilehomes

Status: Signed by Governor.

Position: Support

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2016 Legislation - SB 477 - Property Taxes for Mobile Homes

Updated on 7/6/15: SB 477 authorizes mobile home owners to seek postponement of ad valorem taxes as long as he or she is a qualified person. 

Subject: Property Tax Postponements

Status: Died.

Position: Support

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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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