Utah SB 154 would remove HOA solar energy barriers for homeowners

Independent American Communities

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

Update MArch 11, 2017: Utah SB 154 passed both House and Senate as of late Thursday evening. In the end, there was a compromise. HOAs that currently have restrictions “explicitly prohibiting” solar panels can still enforce those restrictions, unless two-thirds of parcel owners vote to change those restrictions. Reportedly, most HOA restrictive covenants in Utah do not explicitly prohibit solar panels. Therefore the new law – now enrolled and on its way to the Governor – will remove most obstacles typically imposed by HOA architectural standards.

Lawmakers pass bill limiting HOA control on solar

David DeMille , ddemille@thespectrum.com Published 2:57 p.m. MT March 10, 2017 | Updated 23 hours ago

A bill that limits the ability of homeowners associations to regulate rooftop solar installations made it through the Utah Legislature late Thursday.

Senate Bill 154, sponsored by South Jordan Republican Lincoln Fillmore, would…

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