California Senate Bill 1265 is a bill seeking to prohibit California community associations from establishing qualifications for candidates running for the Board of Directors. In addition, Senate Bill 1265 is attempting to add Civil Code Section 4801 which seeks to codify common interest developments the same as quasi-governmental entities, paralleling the two.
How it will affect your community association
Senate Bill 1265 would prohibit your community association from enforcing any qualifications for candidates running for the Board. These qualifications could be as straight forward as stating that the candidate must be a resident owner, or that the candidate must be in good standing with the community in regard to payment of their assessments and fees. This bill would allow anyone to run for the Board of Directors. In addition, common interest developments will be held to the same standard as quasi-governmental entities in terms of power, duties, and responsibilities, further discouraging residents to volunteer to serve on their HOA Board of Directors.
We urge you to contact your local representative and encourage them to vote against Senate Bill 1265 – link here.