Open States' stated mission is to improve civic engagement.
To be true to that goal, we can not stand by and be silent when a large portion of Americans face systemic racism and other forms of oppression. That oppression has meant being excluded from civic participation at the ballot box, being called un-American for peaceful protests, and being denied justice for crimes committed against them.
Existing law, the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act, requires an association to deliver documents to members of a common interest development, if those documents are required to be delivered by individual delivery or notice, by either first-class mail, postage prepaid, registered or certified mail, express mail, or overnight delivery by an express service carrier or by email, facsimile, or other electronic means, if the recipient has consented, in writing or by email, to receive documents by that electronic means.
This bill would instead require, on and after January 1, 2022, an association to deliver those documents by email unless the member has not provided a valid email address to the association or has revoked consent to receiving documents by email, in which case the association would be required to deliver the documents by traditional mail, as described above. The bill would require an association to annually notify each member that by providing an email address to the association, the member agrees that communication between the member and the association shall be conducted by email. The bill would also require an association to make a good faith effort to obtain an email address for each member on or before June 1, 2021. The bill would require an association to deliver those documents either by email or traditional mail, at its discretion, if 23 of the members approve.
The act also requires an association to deliver documents to members, if those documents are required to be delivered by general delivery or notice by specified means.
This bill would require an association that manages a common interest development of at least 50 separate interests to maintain an internet website to provide general information to members and would authorize an association to satisfy the general delivery requirement described above by posting the document on that internet website. The bill would exempt an association from the requirement to maintain an internet website if 23 of the members approve.
This bill would also make conforming and nonsubstantive changes.
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Apr 08, 2020
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on RLS.