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2016 End of Session Report

Tax credit and electric vehicle charging outlets: AB 110 establishes a tax credit for the installation of electrical outlets for charging electric cars in certain parking garages owned by condominium management associations or cooperative housing corporations. The LAC was in support of the measure. The bill failed upon adjournment.  

Ombudsman: AB 1855 and SB 2832 creates the office of the cooperative and condominium ombudsman and authorizes the residential unit tax and establishes the office of the cooperative and condominium ombudsman fund. The LAC opposed the measures. The bills failed upon adjournment.

Manager licensing: AB 5693 and SB 198 requires residential real property managers or any firm employing a property manager, contracting with a property manager or contracting to provide a property manager to file a registration statement with the secretary of state and to be certified by an approved certifying organization. The LAC worked with the sponsors on amendments; however, the bills failed upon adjournment.

Solar panels: AB 6081 and 6878 prohibit condominium associations from banning the installation of solar arrays in their by-laws or rules and regulations. The LAC opposed the measures. The bills failed upon adjournment. 

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