SB 47 would have required and funded a study to analyze the environmental and health impacts of synthetic turf.
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 […]
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.
There are nearly 100,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in California – 40 percent of the national PEV market. Your homeowners association may have already received requests for charging stations on […]
A provision of the governing documents shall be void and unenforceable if it requires pressure washing the exterior of a separate interest and any exclusive use common area appurtenant to […]
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 […]
AB 2188 would expedite permits for solar panel installations. This bill requires boards to decide on applications for solar panel installations within 45 days and to notify the applicant in […]
With California facing a historic drought, both individuals and HOAs must work together to conserve water. Water conservation means knowing how to efficiently water your lawn and best practices for […]
Update: The Govenor signed the bill on 9/18. This bill would expand the options of homeowners who want to plant water-efficient landscape by further limiting possible restrictions in an association’s […]
SB 992 went into immediate effect on Sept. 18, 2014, superseding AB 2100 because it amended the same section of law, Civil Code Section 4735. SB 992 is identical to AB 2100 except […]