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New Arizona law prohibits HOA from banning first responder, military flags

Jun 8, 2022, 4:15 AM

PHOENIX – A new law allows Arizona residents who live under homeowner association rules to fly flags honoring first responders and military service.

Gov. Doug Ducey signed state Rep. John Kavanagh’s HB 2010 on Monday.

Flags or banners supporting police, firefighters and Gold and Blue Star military families can now fly despite HOA regulations that previously forbade outdoor displays with some exceptions, such as the American or state flags, military branch flags or Native American nation flags.

Blue Star service flags represent a family who has someone actively serving in the military, while Gold Star flags represents a family who has lost someone serving in the military.

“As a retired police officer and military veteran, I strongly believe homeowners should have the right to display flags that pay tribute to those who have served,” Kavanagh, a Republican from Fountain Hills, said in a press release.

Kavanagh said a constituent brought the matter to his attention.

State lawmakers passed the bill May 31.

Kavanagh also was behind a bill Ducey signed in March that prevents HOAs from banning artificial grass on individual properties where natural grass is allowed.

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New Arizona law prohibits HOA from banning first responder, military flags