Robert Bumgarner: Restoring free speech rights to homeowner association members (CA)

If you live in a community that’s managed by a homeowner association, you know that they often stifle the free speech rights of individual owners.  That’s because First Amendment constitutional speech protections apply to governmental restrictions on free speech, not to private corporations like those that control common interest developments.  This year, the legislature addressed that issue by unanimously passing Senate Bill 407, a law that’s aimed at restoring constitutional free speech rights to 12 million Californians who live in common interest developments. Gov. Brown signed SB 407 into law on Sept. 11, 2017.  Here are some of the issues that prompted that action by the legislature:     Read the article……………..


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