Civ. Code Section 4365
Old Code: 1357.140
New Code: 4365
Subject: Rule change - reversal
(a) Members of an association owning 5 percent or more of the separate interests may call a special vote of the members to reverse a rule change.
(b) A special vote of the members may be called by delivering a written request to the association. Not less than 35 days nor more than 90 days after receipt of a proper request, the association shall hold a vote of the members on whether to reverse the rule change, pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 5100) of Chapter 6. The written request may not be delivered more than 30 days after the association gives general notice of the rule change, pursuant to Section 4045.
(c) For the purposes of Section 5225 of this code and Section 8330 of the Corporations Code, collection of signatures to call a special vote under this section is a purpose reasonably related to the interests of the members of the association. A member request to copy or inspect the membership list solely for that purpose may not be denied on the grounds that the purpose is not reasonably related to the member's interests as a member.
(d) The rule change may be reversed by the affirmative vote of a majority of a quorum of the members, pursuant to Section 4070, or if the declaration or bylaws require a greater percentage, by the affirmative vote of the percentage required.
(e) Unless otherwise provided in the declaration or bylaws, for the purposes of this section, a member may cast one vote per separate interest owned.
(f) A rule change reversed under this section may not be readopted for one year after the date of the vote reversing the rule change. Nothing in this section precludes the board from adopting a different rule on the same subject as the rule change that has been reversed.
(g) As soon as possible after the close of voting, but not more than 15 days after the close of voting, the board shall provide general notice pursuant to Section 4045 of the results of the member vote.
(h) This section does not apply to an emergency rule change made under subdivision (d) of Section 4360.
Substantive Changes: In order for a written request to hold a meeting to vote on reversing a rule change to be valid, the association must receive the written request in care of the person identified in the association's Annual Policy Statement adopted pursuant to Section 5310. Formerly, the request could be delivered to the president or secretary. Note that it may be delivered to the president or secretary if no person is designated to receive communications on behalf of the association in the Annual Policy Statement.