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Senator Nielsen’s Drought Relief Legislation for HOA Residents Passes First Hurdle

State Senator Jim Nielsen’s proposed legislation to allow property owners within homeowners associations (HOAs) to conserve water related to front yard landscaping without HOA penalties passed its first hurdle Tuesday.

Senator Nielsen believes that well-meaning homeowners who want to follow the rules should not be penalized.
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Homeowners who are required to cut their water use by providers should be allowed to do so without fear of being fined by their HOA.
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Neilsen says there are reports of HOAs assessing fines of $100 to $1,000 on homeowners who have not watered their lawns or plants.

Senator Neilsen’s Bill prohibits HOAs from assessing fines for brown lawns during a governor-declared drought and passed unanimously by the Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing Committee, and now moves to the Senate Floor for consideration.

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