Indiana - HB1331 - 2019

Homeowners associations. Provides that, subject to certain specified exceptions, a homeowners association may not: (1) prohibit the owner of a dwelling unit from installing a solar energy system; (2) impose unreasonable limitations on the owner's ability to install or use a solar energy system; or (3) require the removal of a solar energy system that has been installed. Provides, however, that a homeowners association may require: (1) compliance with screening requirements imposed by the homeowners association; and (2) preapproval of the location of a solar energy system and of the manner in which the solar energy system is installed. Applies only to rules, covenants, declarations of restrictions, and other governing documents adopted or amended by a homeowners association after June 30, 2019. Provides that if a party to a dispute involving a homeowners association requests mediation, mediation is mandatory. Provides that if neither party requests mediation, or if mediation is unsuccessful, a claimant may begin legal proceedings. Requires a mediation to be conducted in compliance with the Indiana supreme court rules for alternative dispute resolution. Makes corresponding amendments to the provisions regarding grievance resolutions involving condominium associations.

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Added On: 02-12-2019
Updated On: 04-15-2019
Status: Passed Both Chambers
Primary Sponsors: Aaron Freeman (Republican), James Merritt (Republican), Lonnie Randolph (Democratic), Mike Speedy (Republican), Mark Stoops (Democratic)





Actions (27)

  • 01-14-2019 - First reading: referred to Committee on Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications
  • 01-14-2019 - Authored by Representative Speedy
  • 01-29-2019 - Representative Hamilton added as coauthor
  • 02-04-2019 - Representatives Torr and Pierce added as coauthors
  • 02-14-2019 - Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
  • 02-18-2019 - Second reading: ordered engrossed
  • 02-19-2019 - Senate sponsors: Senators Freeman and Merritt
  • 02-19-2019 - Third reading: passed; Roll Call 223: yeas 90, nays 6
  • 02-20-2019 - Referred to the Senate
  • 03-04-2019 - First reading: referred to Committee on Judiciary
  • 04-04-2019 - Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
  • 04-09-2019 - Senator Randolph added as cosponsor
  • 04-09-2019 - Senator Stoops added as cosponsor
  • 04-11-2019 - Amendment #4 (Rogers) prevailed; voice vote
  • 04-11-2019 - Amendment #3 (Rogers) prevailed; voice vote
  • 04-11-2019 - Amendment #5 (Sandlin) prevailed; voice vote
  • 04-11-2019 - Amendment #2 (Rogers) prevailed; voice vote
  • 04-11-2019 - Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed
  • 04-16-2019 - Returned to the House with amendments
  • 04-16-2019 - Third reading: passed; Roll Call 486: yeas 31, nays 14
  • 04-18-2019 - House advisors appointed: DeVon, Morrison, Pressel and Pierce
  • 04-18-2019 - House conferees appointed: Speedy and Hamilton
  • 04-18-2019 - Motion to dissent filed
  • 04-18-2019 - House dissented from Senate amendments
  • 04-22-2019 - Senate conferees appointed: Freeman and Taylor G
  • 04-22-2019 - Representative Bacon added as advisor
  • 04-22-2019 - Senate advisors appointed: Rogers and Lanane

Votes (4)

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02-13-2019House - Committee VoteHouse733yes
02-19-2019Third readingHouse9064yes
04-03-2019Senate - Committee VoteSenate820yes
04-16-2019Senate - Third readingSenate31145yes

Sponsors (8)