2014 Legislation: SB 1144 – Drought and Under-watering Fines

This bill proposes a temporary exemption for homeowners who could be fined for under-watering their plants or yards. From the Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

This bill would prohibit an association from imposing a fine or assessment on separate interest owners for yard maintenance issues related to under-watered plants and lawns during any period for which the Governor has declared a state of emergency due to drought.

SB 992 and AB 2100 also propose nearly identical legislation. And in similar legislation, AB 2104 approaches HOAs and the drought from a different direction.