Second Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2010)
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SENATE ENROLLED ACT No. 64
AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning property.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 32-21-13; (10)SE0064.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 32-21-13 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2010]:
Chapter 13. Display of Political Signs on Property Subject to
Restrictive Covenants or Homeowners Association Rules
Sec. 1. The definitions in IC 3-5-2 apply to this chapter.
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "rules" refers to any of the
(1) A restrictive covenant.
(2) A homeowners association rule.
Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "sign" refers only to a sign
(1) the election or defeat of one (1) or more candidates for:
(A) nomination; or
to a public office;
(2) support for or opposition to:
(A) a political party; or
(B) a political party's candidates; or
(3) the approval or disapproval of a public question.
Sec. 4. Except as provided in section 5 of this chapter, a
homeowners association may not adopt or enforce a rule that
prohibits a member of the homeowners association from displaying
a sign on the member's property during the period:
(1) beginning thirty (30) days before; and
(2) ending five (5) days after;
the date of the election to which the sign relates.
Sec. 5. A homeowners association may adopt and enforce rules
relating to a sign described in section 3 of this chapter if the rules
do any of the following:
(1) Restrict the size of a sign if the rule permits a homeowner
to display a sign that is at least as large as signs commonly
displayed during election campaigns.
(2) Restrict the number of signs that may be displayed if the
rule permits a homeowner to display a reasonable number of
(3) Restrict the locations where a sign may be displayed.
However, a restriction under this subdivision may not
prohibit the display of a sign:
(A) in a window on the homeowner's property; or
(B) on the ground that is part of the homeowner's
Sec. 6. A homeowners association may remove a sign that
violates the rules permitted by this chapter.
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