HB 1008 Condominium and Property Owners' Association Acts; rights of owners.
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Summary as introduced:
Condominium and Property Owners' Association Acts; rights of owners.  Provides that no provision of the declaration or rules or regulations adopted pursuant thereto shall prohibit an owner or any person entitled to occupy a unit or lot from exercising his constitutionally protected right of freedom of speech upon property to which the owner or person entitled to occupy has a separate ownership interest or a right to exclusive possession. The bill further provides that any provision of a declaration or rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto that prohibits the exercise of such right upon such property shall be void as against public policy. The bill allows, however, an association to establish reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions on such property provided the restrictions are necessary to protect a substantial interest of the association. In any action brought by an association for a violation of such restriction, the association bears the burden of proof that such time, place, or manner restriction is necessary to protect a substantial interest of the association. Finally, the bill provides that the association may restrict an owner's exercise of freedom of speech upon the common areas.

Full text:
01/11/12  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102073D  pdf

Status:
01/11/12  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102073D
01/11/12  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/12  House: Referred from Courts of Justice by voice vote
01/23/12  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/27/12  House: Assigned GL sub: #1 Housing
02/01/12  House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/08/12  House: Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2013 by voice vote
02/09/12  House: Continued to 2013 in General Laws by voice vote