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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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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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2015 Legislation - AB 1448 - HOAs Banned from Restricting Clotheslines

Updated on 7/6/15: AB 1448 requires HOAs to permit the use of clotheslines in backyards, and allows the association to place reasonable restrictions on the installation and use of both clotheslines and drying racks.

 

Subject: Clotheslines

Status: Signed by Governor

Position: Neutral

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2015 Legislation - AB 596 - HOAs Must Disclose FHA Status

Updated on 7/6/15: AB 596 proposes to add another disclosure to an HOA's annual budget report: a statement describing the status of the common interest development as a condominium project approved by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).

Subject: FHA Approval Disclosure

Status: Signed by Governor

Position: Oppose Unless Amended

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2015 Legislation - AB 349 - Restricting Low Water-Using Landscapes and Turf

Updated on 7/6/15: AB 349 to permit "artificial turf or any other synthetic surface that resembles grass." HOAs may not require low-water-using plant alternatives to synthetic turf. ECHO opposes AB 349. 

Subject: Turf and Low Water-Using Landscapes

Status: Signed by Governor

Position: Oppose

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2014 Legislation: AB 2565 - Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Renters

Subject to certain conditions, AB 2565 would compel a lessor in an association to permit a lessee to install an electric vehicle charging station, provided the lessee agress in writing to various requirements related to costs, insurance, and potential damages. 

Subject: Electric Vehicle Stations

Status: Signed by Governor.

Position: Support

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