Current law limits the application of architectural and landscaping regulations of common interest communities (also known as HOAs) so as to require that they allow displays of the American flag, service flags such as the "blue star" and "gold star" flags, and political signs, subject to specific statutory criteria. For example, the statute allows political signs to be prohibited outright except during an election season, defined as the period from 45 days before an election to 7 days after the election.
The bill simplifies and broadens these protections, requiring an HOA to permit the display of any noncommercial flag or sign at any time, subject only to reasonable, content-neutral limitations such as the number, size, or placement of the flags or signs.
(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)