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Legislative Action Committee (LAC) Chair Joe Crawford, LAC member Dea Price, and state Senator Ron Latz (St. Louis Park)


February 9, 2012

House File No. 1254 would drastically reduce an association’s authority over property in a common interest community. Subject to minimal restrictions, owners and tenants would have a statutory right to:

  1. Display Political signs on which the owner has exclusive use of.
  2. Attach/ Install flagpoles to any portion of the property of which they have exclusive use, including balconies and garage stalls.
  3. Illuminate the signs at night.
  4. Limit an association’s ability to enforce governing documents and regulations. Fines for violations of the declaration, bylaws and rules and regulations would not be liens against the units, and fines would not be enforceable as assessments. This means an association would have to go to court to collect fines, and that would put an undue financial burden on the vast majority of CIC members who abide to the CIC agreement they signed.

Please copy and paste the below message and send it to your legislator immediately!

Dear Representative:

I live in Minnesota and have been made aware of this bill that is currently being considered by the Minnesota Legislature. I am asking you to VOTE NO on HF1254/SF926.

House File No. 1254 would drastically reduce an association’s authority over property in a common interest community (CIC). Subject to minimal restrictions, owners and tenants would have a statutory right to:

  • Display Political signs on which the owner has exclusive use of.
  • Attach/ Install flagpoles to any portion of the property of which they have exclusive use, including balconies and garage stalls.
  • Illuminate the signs at night.

Limit an association’s ability to enforce governing documents and regulations. Fines for violations of the declaration, bylaws and rules and regulations would not be liens against the units, and fines would not be enforceable as assessments. This means an association would have to go to court to collect fines, and that would put an undue financial burden on the vast majority of CIC members who abide to the CIC agreement they signed.

If this legislation is passed in to law, it could affect the property values of those of use who follow the rules of our CIC. Please vote NO on this misguided and unnecessary legislation.

Sincerely,
YOUR NAME

Here is a list of emails of who this should be emailed to, members of the House Civil Law Committee, which is likely to vote on the bill as soon as next week:
rep.torrey.westrom@house.mn
rep.steve.drazkowski@house.mn
rep.john.lesch@house.mn
rep.glenn.gruenhagen@house.mn
rep.debra.hilstrom@house.mn
rep.bill.hilty@house.mn
rep.maryliz.holberg@house.mn
rep.joe.hoppe@house.mn
rep.melissa.hortman@house.mn
rep.tim.mahoney@house.mn
rep.pat.mazorol@house.mn
rep.joyce.peppin@house.mn
rep.sandra.peterson@house.mn
rep.linda.runbeck@house.mn
rep.peggy.scott@house.mn
rep.steve.simon@house.mn
rep.doug.wardlow@house.mn

More information about the Civil Law Committee: http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/comm/committeemembers.asp?comm=87003

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