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2018 Legislative Update

ENACTED LEGISLATION IN CALIFORNIA AB 634: Solar Energy Installation Beginning January 1, 2018, Civil Code §714.1 now restricts associations from establishing a general policy that prohibits or requires membership approval of the installation or use of a rooftop solar energy system for household purposes on the roof of the building in Read more…

By Teresa Agnew, ago
Legislation

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…

By Sean Allen, ago
Legislation

AB1516 – Reserve Funding Disclosure

AB 1516 Civil Code § 5570 Annual Budget Report / Assessment and Reserve Funding Disclosure Summary Form Current law requires an association to distribute to its members an annual budget report and the Assessment and Reserve Funding Disclosure Summary form. The Davis-Stirling Act requires the form to contain certain information Read more…

By Sean Allen, ago
Legislation

AB596 – Annual Budget Reports

AB 596 Civil Code § 5300 Annual Budget Report / FHA & VA Status Existing law requires an association to prepare and distribute to all of its members certain documents, including an annual budget report that includes, among other items of information, a pro forma operating budget. It also requires Read more…

By Sean Allen, ago
Legislation

AB1236 – Electric Vehicle Charging

AB 1236 Government Code § 65850.7 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Requires city and county governments to approve applications for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations through the issuance of specified permits unless the city or county makes specified written findings based upon substantial evidence in the record that the Read more…

By Sean Allen, ago
Legislation

AB1448 – Clotheslines

AB 1448 Civil Code § 4750.10 Clotheslines This bill makes any provision of a governing document void and unenforceable if it effectively prohibits or unreasonably restricts the use of a clothesline or a drying rack in an owner’s backyard, except that reasonable restrictions are still enforceable. These provisions only apply Read more…

By Sean Allen, ago
Legislation

AB786 – Recycled Water

AB 786 Civil Code § 4735 Recycled Water Existing law prohibits an association, except an association that uses recycled water for landscape irrigation, from imposing a fine or assessment on separate interest owners for reducing or eliminating watering of vegetation or lawns during any period for which the Governor has Read more…

By Sean Allen, ago
Legislation

AB349 Artificial Turf

AB 349 Civil Code § 4735 Artificial Turf   Associations may no longer prohibit the use of artificial turf or any other synthetic surface that resembles grass.  However, the law specifically does not prohibit an Association from establishing reasonable landscaping rules, so long as the restrictions do not have the Read more…

By Sean Allen, ago