Election Bill Signed

Election Bill Becomes Law

Governor Newsom Signs SB 323 – Election Bill Becomes Law On October 12, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 323 into law.  SB 323, which enacts a series of reforms to the laws governing association elections, will become effective on January 1, 2020 and implements the following: It requires Read more…

Balcony Bill

SB326 Signed into Law

SB 326 Signed into Law Requires Balcony Inspections and Eliminates Obstacles to Defect Litigation   On August 30, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 326 into law.  The Bill adds new Civil Code § 5551 to the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act and becomes effective on January 1, 2020. Read more…

Legislation Updates 2019

2019 Legislative Update

APPROVED BILLS AND AFFECTED STATUTES   SB 2912 – Association Finances Effective January 1, 2019 Amends Civil Code Sections 5380, 5500, 5501, 5502, and 5806. SB 2912 implemented the following changes to the law: (1) homeowners associations must maintain fidelity bond coverage for boards of directors; (2) transfers greater than $10,000.00 Read more…

SB655 – Mold

SB 655 Civil Code § 1941.7 / Health and Safety Code §§ 17920 and 17920.3 Mold Current law sets forth standards for buildings used for human habitation and establishes definitions for this purpose. The law provides that a building, or a portion of it, in which certain conditions are found Read more…