HB 1535 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 1535
SPONSORS: Rep. McConnell, Rock. 11; Rep. Van Houten, Hills. 45; Rep. Backus, Hills. 19; Rep. Merner, Coos 7; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Dietsch, Dist 9
COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs
This bill prohibits deed restrictions or covenants of homeowners' associations from prohibiting or restricting the installation and use of a solar photovoltaic energy system.
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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.
Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
11Mar2020... 0900h 20-2587
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
477:22-b Solar Photovoltaic Systems; Enforcement of Restrictions; Homeowners' Associations.
I. Any covenant, condition, or restriction contained in any deed, contract, mortgage, security instrument, or other instrument pertaining to a conveyance, sale, or transfer of real property or interest therein which prohibits or unreasonably limits the installation or use of a solar photovoltaic system by an owner on the real property controlled by such owner, and not in any shared or common area, shall be void and unenforceable.
II. A covenant, condition, or restriction shall be considered unreasonable for the purposes of this section if it significantly increases the cost and expense of the solar photovoltaic system to its owner or user, or significantly decreases its efficiency, or otherwise effectively discourages the installation or use of a solar photovoltaic system.
III. This section shall apply to the installation and use of a solar photovoltaic system by an owner in a homeowners' association on and after the effective date of this section.
|Jan. 29, 2020||House||Hearing|
|March 3, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|March 11, 2020||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 1 P. 25|
|Jan. 29, 2020||Public Hearing: 01/29/2020 10:45 am LOB 302|
|Feb. 24, 2020||Subcommittee Work Session: 02/24/2020 09:00 am LOB 302|
|March 3, 2020||Executive Session: 03/03/2020 10:30 am LOB 302|
|March 11, 2020||Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0900h (NT) for 03/11/2020 (Vote 12-8; RC) HC 10 P. 40|
|Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0900h (Vote 12-8; RC)|
|Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate|
|March 11, 2020||Amendment # 2020-0900h (NT): AA VV 03/11/2020|
|March 11, 2020||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0900h (NT): MA VV 03/11/2020|
|June 16, 2020||Introduced 06/16/2020, and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020; SJ 8|
|June 16, 2020||No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8|