(originally published in October 1999)

As most of you probably already know, two items of legislation, the “Pet Bill” which would provide that governing documents could not prohibit an owner in a common interest development from keeping a pet within the development under certain circumstances, and the “Forced Entry Bill” which would prohibit associations from denying access to telecommunications companies and charging rent royalties for the use of common area space, have both been defeated. This occurred after much effort by CAI’s California Legislative Action Committee, the support of CAI National and individuals sending letters to their state representatives. Associations can rest until the bills are possibly introduced in the future.