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2005 Senate Bill 6064: Limiting the powers of homeowners' associations
Introduced by Sen. Don Benton (Vancouver) (R) on February 28, 2005
To provide that the governing documents of a homeowner association can not prohibit the outdoor display of political yard signs by a resident on the resident's property for a period of ninety days before any primary or election. Reasonable rules and regulations may be established regarding the manner of display of political yard signs.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Financial Institutions, Housing, and Consumer Protection Committee on February 28, 2005
Substitute offered to the Senate Financial Institutions, Housing, and Consumer Protection Committee on March 2, 2005
To exclude the time restriction of posting yard signs ninety days before any primary or election. Excludes the definition of political yard sign.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 16, 2005
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on March 2, 2005
Passed 43 to 5 in the Senate on March 16, 2005.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To provide that the governing documents of a homeowner association cannot prohibit the outdoor display of political yard signs by a resident on the resident's property.
Received in the House on March 17, 2005
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on March 17, 2005
Amendment offered to the House on March 31, 2005
By the House Judiciary Committee, to remove the provision allowing homeowners' associations to have reasonable regulations on the placement and manner of display of political yard signs.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 15, 2005
Referred to the House Rules Committee on April 1, 2005
Amendment offered by Rep. Glenn Anderson, (R-Fall City) (R) on April 15, 2005
To require homeowners' associations that file their documents with the secretary of state under the corporation and partnership laws to also file any restrictive covenants and rules and regulations regarding the placement of political yard signs. HOAs that are not otherwise required to file with the SOS, must file with the SOS: (a) the HOA's governing documents, including the rules and regulations regarding the placement of political yard signs; (b) a document stating the HOA's legal name a description of the legal organizational structure; (c) instructions on how to contact the HOA, including an agent's name, address, phone number, e-mail; and (d) a list of the board of directors and other officers and agents. Whenever the HOA amends its governing documents, it must file the amended document with the SOS. The amendment was withdrawn on 4/15/05.
Passed 50 to 47 in the House on April 15, 2005.
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(same description)
To provide that the governing documents of a homeowner association cannot prohibit the outdoor display of political yard signs by a resident on the resident's property.
Signed by Gov. Christine Gregoire on April 22, 2005
To provide that the governing documents of a homeowner association cannot prohibit the outdoor display of political yard signs by a resident on the resident's property.

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