Off and Running – First bill affecting HOAs has been introduced!
HB-1050 was introduced in the house on January 4, 2019. The bill, if passed, would augment the existing law that establishes the rights of unit owners in common interest communities to use water-efficient landscaping (xeriscaping), subject to reasonable aesthetic standards. The change would extend that same policy to common areas in community associations under the control of the association’s board, thereby prohibiting a ban of xeriscaping on property within the community. Of course, the association can still adopt reasonable aesthetic standards.