This failed bill reflects the facts of life that HOA private agreements control the public policy for all citizens of a state. Read this simple bill. It is disgraceful!
In Arizona, the Senate debated such unconstitutional powers of private government HOAs over regulating public streets. (See Arizona Senators debate HOA legal status and The power of private HOA contracts, and other “voices of the people”). HOAs have become the second form of local political government in this country, and have been accepted and supported by state legislatures in violation of their oaths to support the US Constitution.
This bill, an emergency bill for a disabled boy who lives in an HOA, whose parents built a play house in their backyard, without HOA permission, was rejected with 6 out of 14 committee members not voting. I believe the KY legislators caved in to the powers of the HOA industry, and. shamefully took no sides. Disgraceful!!
AN ACT relating to the protection of disabled children.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:
âSECTION 1. A NEW SECTION OF KRS CHAPTER 382 IS CREATED TO READ AS FOLLOWS:
(1) Any owner of real property used as that person’s actual residence shall have the right to alter or construct on that property any structure reasonably necessary or convenient for the accommodation or therapy of a physically disabled person residing on that property who has not reached the age of majority, provided that the alteration or construction is recommended by a physician for the accommodation or therapy of the disabled person and the alteration or construction does not otherwise violate local, state, or federal law.
(2) The application of any property agreement or provision arising by deed, covenant, servitude, contract, or other instrument or agreement that would limit the rights granted by this section is hereby declared to be contrary to the public policy of the Commonwealth and any attempted application of these provisions in violation of this section shall be void and unenforceable.
âSection 2. This Act shall be known and may be cited as Cooper’s Law.
âSection 3. Whereas the immediate effectuation of the fundamental rights created by this section is necessary to protect the physically disabled children of this state from pending harm and no good cause exists for delay, an emergency is declared to exist, and this Act takes effect upon its passage and approval by the Governor or upon its otherwise becoming a law.