In a unanimous vote from the Senate Local Affairs Committee (5-0), SB 20-126 was amended and referred to the entire Senate for consideration on February 13, 2020. As amended, the bill prohibits, as a matter of public policy, any restriction in a declaration or covenants that would prohibit the operation of an in-home child care facility. The amendments allow an association to adopt reasonable restrictions and rules concerning noise and landscaping requirements, but cannot prohibit their operation. Additionally, as amended, qualified age restricted communities, such as 55 or older residency requirements, are exempted from this requirement to allow child care facilities.
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