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Virginia – 2017 General Assembly Update for Community Associations – Adjournment Sine Die

March 2, 2017 (Reprinted from Vandeventer Black’s Community Association Newsletter)

 This past Saturday, February 25, 2017, the Virginia General Assembly adjourned sine die and will not reconvene again until the “veto” session is scheduled for April 5, 2017.

In all, 2,959 bills and resolutions were introduced during the 2017 session and 242 bills were carried over from the 2016 session.  Of the bills considered, 1,773 were passed by both the Senate and the House of Delegates and forwarded to the Governor for signature.  A total of 1,428 bills failed.  The Governor has already vetoed seven bills and more may still veto more over the next few weeks.

Although some would classify this year’s session, a session immediately following to a Presidential election and immediately prior to a statewide election, as “uneventful,” Vandeventer Black attorneys tracked almost 80 bills affecting community associations during the 2017 session.

Of those 80 bills, we more closely monitored 28 bills directly affecting community associations.  But, all in all, there are few significant changes affecting Virginia community associations, as described below:  Continue reading Virginia – 2017 General Assembly Update for Community Associations – Adjournment Sine Die

New Jersey – Homeowners group can’t order resident to remove political signs

N.J. Supreme Court: Homeowners group can’t order resident to remove political signsPARSIPPANY -Wasim Khan, a frequent Democratic candidate in Republican Morris County, hasn’t won any elections, but Wednesday he scored a big victory in the state Supreme Court. The court ruled 5-1 that the homeowners’ association at his Parsippany townhouse complex violated his free-speech rights when it ordered him to remove campaign signs from his window and door during his run for township council in 2005.

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New Jersey – Court upholds political sign in condo’s window

Court upholds political sign in condo’s window Republican AmericanNEWARK, N.J. – In a dispute that began over the height of a rose bush and morphed into a free-speech case, New Jersey’s Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a man who was fined for putting campaign signs in his window in violation of his condominium’s rules.

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National – Think Twice Before Advertising on Your Car

Think Twice Before Advertising on Your CarMon May 21, 2012 10:20pm EDT You've seen them — car business advertisements. There are magnets, stickers and vinyl wraps. You can cover the entire vehicle, or opt for just the doors or windows. The variations are endless. But are they legal? You must answer this question before you advertise your business on a car.