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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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2012 Legislation: AB 806

This is the second of two bills from the California Law Revision Commission that restate and clarify the Davis-Stirling Act. This bill is now law, but becomes effective on January 1, 2014. For more information, and for the complete text of the new law, visit our The Law section.

Subject: Davis-Stirling Revision Part 2

Status: Signed by Governor

Position: Support

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2012 Legislation: AB 805

This is the first of two bills from the California Law Revision Commission that restate and clarify the Davis-Stirling Act. This bill is now law, but becomes effective on January 1, 2014. For more information, and for the complete text of the new law, visit our The Law section.

Subject: Davis-Stirling Revision Part 1

Status: Signed by Governor

Position: Support

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2012 Legislation: AB 317

Would revise the conditions under which a tenancy is exempt from a local rent control ordinance to, among other things, make the exemptions applicable when the mobilehome space is not the sole residence of the mobilehome owner.

Subject: Mobilehome Rent Control

Status: Amended 4/25. In Asm Utilities. Hearing cancelled.

Position: Watch

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2011 Legislation: SB 759

Voids provisions in governing documents that prohibit artificial turf. Allows associations to establish design and quality standards.

Subject: Artificial Turf

Status: Vetoed.

Position: Oppose

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2011 Legislation: SB 563

Prohibits electronic meetings except for emergencies. Prohibits boards from taking action outside of a meeting, or from discussing items of business through email. Requires boards to provide agendas of executive sessions. Requires boards to give notice two days before an executive session. Permits notice by electronic means, with member consent.

Subject: Electronic Meetings

Status: Amended 7/5. In Sen Unfinished Business.

Position: Support

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2011 Legislation: SB 561

Would prohibit an association from assigning or pledging the association's right to collect payments or assessments to a 3rd party, or to contract with a 3rd party to collect delinquent payments or assessments, unless the 3rd party agrees to comply with the same requirements imposed on the association.

Subject: Third Party Collections

Status: In Asm Judiciary. Two-year bill.

Position: Oppose

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2011 Legislation: SB 209

Makes void and unenforceable any prohibition by an association that restricts the installation or use of an electric vehicle charging station. Requires homeowner to pay for all charges, damages, and electricity associated with installation, maintenance and use, and to maintain an umbrella liability coverage policy for one million dollars.

Subject: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Status: Passed Legislature. To Governor.

Position: Support

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2011 Legislation: SB 150

Would require associations to permit rentals by unit owners. Applies to governing document provision effective after January 1, 2012.

Subject: Rental and Lease Rights

Status: Signed by Governor.

Position: Support if Amended

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2011 Legislation: AB 818

Would establish "Renter's Right To Recycle Act."

Subject: Right to Recycle

Status: Amended 7/1. Sen Third Reading.

Position: Watch

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2011 Legislation: AB 771

Provides that the time frame and fee limitation for providing specified documents to an owner of a separate interest apply to an agent of the association. Allows an association to contract with a third party to provide the documents required during the sale of a unit. Requires an association to provide an estimate of fees to the seller.

Subject: Sale Disclosure Documents

Status: Amended 7/12. To Sen Consent Calendar.

Position: Neutral

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