Wind Turbines on Community Association Lawns? HB 6304 and Green Overreach

Will association landscapers have to dodge swirling wind turbine blades? Will grass become a quaint relic, replaced by huge arrays of solar panels? Well, probably not. But HB 6304, which was recently introduced in the Michigan House by Representative Neeley, allows us to imagine significant changes to the appearance and character of Michigan homeowner associations…

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California Gets Aggressive With Solar Power in Community Associations

In what may be interpreted as an overreach by California’s state government through legislation (AB 634) enacted in October 2017, community associations in that state (including condos) now have significantly less control over installation of solar systems by owners, including installations on roofs that are part of the “common area” (what we know here in…

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HAM Radio Antenna Bill Not Approved By Senate, But Stay Tuned

The Government Affairs arm of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) reported today that federal bill H.R. 1301 was not approved by the U.S. Senate. Proponents of the bill have lost this round, but the final outcome remains to be seen. The bill faced stiff opposition in the senate from Senator Bill Nelson. However, the sponsor…

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