Xeriscaping Bill Sent to Governor

Xeriscape

HB-1050 has passed both the House and the Senate and has been sent to the Governor for signature.

The bill prevents a homeowners association from prohibiting the use of drought-tolerant landscaping in common areas of a covenant controlled community.

Under current law, a homeowners association cannot prohibit an individual property owner from employing the use of xeriscape or drought-tolerant landscaping.  This bill extends this same policy to common areas under the control of the homeowners association’s board.

This bill will take effect upon signature of the Governor, or upon becoming law without his signature. For more information about how a bill becomes a law, check out our article How a Bill Becomes a Law. To keep up to date with the bills currently funneling through our legislative process, check out our chart on the 2019 Legislation.



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