New California law regarding homeowner associations ~ SB 209 ~ essentially says that a COMMON INTEREST DEVELOPMENT (a homeowners association) cannot have rules that prevent an electric vehicle charging station from being installed and used by a member.
This is set forth in 1353.9 of the California Civil Code and amends the CA Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act of 1982, which regulates common interest developments, including community apartment projects, condominium projects, planned developments, and stock cooperatives.
CA SB 209 was passed by the legislature and signed into law by Gov. Brown on July 25, 2011. Click here to see full text of this new law - CA SB 209. ~ involving electric vehicle charging stations.
This is a dumb new law (in my opinion) and places unreasonable government control and pressure on property interest of homeowner associations and members in favor of a minority of people who will use such electric vehicle charging devices.
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