The following bills affecting HOAs are still pending in the 2017-2018 legislative session:
*For bills that have been signed into law, see CHAPTERED BILLS
AB 634 (Eggman). Real property: solar energy systems.
Would permit an owner to install a rooftop solar system on a common area roof without a vote of the membership.Read more »
SB 522 (Glazer). Common interest developments: solar energy.
If an architectural application for rooftop solar installation requires a vote of the membership for approval, only the percentage of the votes submitted shall be counted. Failure to submit a vote shall not be counted as a “no” vote.Read more »
SB 721 (Hill). Contractors: decks and balconies: inspection.
Would require the inspection of any load-bearing components and associated waterproofing elements of the buildings by a licensed inspector. The bill would require the inspections and any repairs to be completed by January 1, 2022, along with subsequent inspections every 5 years.Read more »
AB 1569 (Caballero). Disability rights: reasonable accommodations: animals.
If a prospective or current tenant requests a disability-related reasonable accommodation to keep an animal on the property and the disability or disability-related need is not readily apparent, this bill would authorize a person renting, leasing, or otherwise providing real property for compensation to request that a third party provide verification of the disability and disability-related need for the animal.Read more »
AB 1139 (Reyes). Real property: transfer fees: notices.
Would require a notice describing potential prohibitions on federal financing (e.g. FHA loans) for properties encumbered by deed-based transfer fees.Read more »
AB 1079 (Cunningham). Common interest developments: association: annual policy statement.
Would change the time requirements for distribution of the annual policy statement to be within 31 to 91 days before the fiscal year end.Read more »
AB 786 (Kiley). Statements of information: common interest development associations: limited liability companies.
Would authorize that the bi-annual statement of information to be submitted online.Read more »
SB 407 (Wieckowski). Common interest developments: noncommercial solicitation.
Would prohibit an association from enacting a rule prohibiting a member from contacting another owner or resident for campaign purposes in a public or association election.Read more »
SB 451 (Stone). Common interest developments.
Would prohibit an association from being liable to any person because the governing documents of the association do not contain a provision that would authorize the association to stop harassment of a member by another member.Read more »
AB 731 (Chen). Personal income taxes: deductions: homeowners’ association assessments.
Would allow a personal income tax deduction of up to $5,000 per year for regular assessments.Read more »
AB 1412 (Choi). Common interest developments: volunteer officers: liability.
Would extend the limitation on the personal liability of a volunteer officer or director in a mixed use development in which that director does not own more than two residential separate interests.Read more »
AB 1426 (Irwin). Common interest developments: association governance: elections.
Would amend Civil Code § 5100 to exempt HOAs from having to comply with the Davis-Stirling Act’s balloting procedures where an election of directors is uncontested.Read more »
SB 2 (Atkins). Building Homes and Jobs Act.
Would impose a fee of $75 to be paid at the time of recording of every real estate document, including association governing documents, and collection documents. Would increase the cost to a delinquent homeowner attempting to resolve the debt to the association.Read more »