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§ 11B-111.2. Candidate or political signs

West's Annotated Code of MarylandReal Property

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Real Property (Refs & Annos)
Title 11b. Maryland Homeowners Association Act (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Real Property, § 11B-111.2
§ 11B-111.2. Candidate or political signs
Candidate sign defined
(a) In this section, “candidate sign” means a sign on behalf of a candidate for public office or a slate of candidates for public office.
Display of candidate signs or signs relating to propositions
(b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, a recorded covenant or restriction, a provision in a declaration, or a provision in the bylaws or rules of a homeowners association may not restrict or prohibit the display of:
(1) A candidate sign; or
(2) A sign that advertises the support or defeat of any question submitted to the voters in accordance with the Election Law Article.
Restrictions to display of candidate signs or signs relating to propositions
(c) A recorded covenant or restriction, a provision in a declaration, or a provision in the bylaws or rules of a homeowners association may restrict the display of a candidate sign or a sign that advertises the support or defeat of any proposition:
(1) In the common areas;
(2) In accordance with provisions of federal, State, and local law; or
(3) If a limitation to the time period during which signs may be displayed is not specified by a law of the jurisdiction in which the homeowners association is located, to a time period not less than:
(i) 30 days before the primary election, general election, or vote on the proposition; and
(ii) 7 days after the primary election, general election, or vote on the proposition.

Credits

Added by Acts 1998, c. 439, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1998. Amended by Acts 2002, c. 303, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2003.

Editors' Notes

HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
1998 Legislation
Acts 1998, c. 439, § 1, added § 11B-111.2. Acts 1998, c. 440, § 1, and Acts 1998, c. 564, § 1, added §§ 11B-111.2 and 11B-111.3. The section added by Acts 1998, c. 439, § 1, related to candidate signs, has been designated as Real Property § 11B-111.2. The sections added by Acts 1998, c. 440, § 1, and Acts 1998, c. 564, § 1, related to distribution of materials to lot owners and meetings of lot owners, have been designated as Real Property §§ 11B-111.3 and 11B-111.4.
MD Code, Real Property, § 11B-111.2, MD REAL PROP § 11B-111.2
Current through all legislation from the 2017 Regular Session of the General Assembly
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