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Assembly Bill 1410 Legislative Update

By Stephen T. Brindle, Esq.

Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1410 on September 30, 2022, which took effect on January 1, 2023. Adding to existing law prohibiting community associations from restricting the free speech rights of members or residents, the bill prohibits associations from:

  • Prohibiting members or residents from using social media or other online resources to discuss issues of concern to them, even if the content is critical of the association or its governance
  • Retaliating against members or residents for exercising their free speech rights
  • Prohibiting owners from having roommates; and
  • Enforcing governing document violations (except for nonpayment of assessments) during declared state or local emergencies if the nature of the emergency would make it unsafe or impossible for owners to prevent or fix the violation

CAI-CLAC successfully convinced legislators to remove some of the more onerous provisions considered for the bill, including those that would...

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