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2015 Legislation - SB 328 - Notice of Pesticide Use by Landlords

SB 328 would require that a landlord or the landlord’s authorized agent provide a current tenant with notice about the use of pesticides.

2015 Legislation - AB 349 - Restricting Low Water-Using Landscapes and Turf

Updated on 7/6/15: AB 349 to permit "artificial turf or any other synthetic surface that resembles grass." HOAs may not require low-water-using plant alternatives to synthetic turf. ECHO opposes AB 349. 

Tree Fungal Infections Caused by Drought

Trees contracting disease, fungus, and other parasitic infections are an unexpected side-effect of a drought. Weakened by a lack of water, trees become more susceptible to disease, making them prime candidates for rot. Find out the causes and types of tree fungus that may be causing your foliage to wither.

California Drought: What Can Your HOA Do to Save Water?

With California facing a historic drought, both individuals and HOAs must work together to conserve water. Water conservation means knowing how to efficiently water your lawn and best practices for maintaining a healthy landscape. Learn how to reduce water usage for this year's drought while preventing ones in the future. 

2014 Legislation: AB 1636 - Drought and Under-watering Fines

This bill would amend the Water Code to provide a temporary exemption for homeowners who could be fined for under-watering their plants or yards. From the Legislative Counsel's Digest:

2014 Legislation: AB 2561 - Voiding HOA Landscaping Rules

AB 2561 would void HOA governing document provisions, such as landscaping rules or bans on commercial activity, that prohibit any homeowner from planting a personal or commercial garden of edible crops in their front or back yard. ECHO opposes AB 2561.

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.

2014 Legislation: AB 2100 - Drought and Under-watering Fines

AB 2100 prohibits an association from fining its members for reducing the watering of their lawns or other vegetation during a drought. 

2014 Legislation: AB 2104 - HOA Regulation of Turf

Update: The Govenor signed the bill on 9/18.

This bill would expand the options of homeowners who want to plant water-efficient landscape by further limiting possible restrictions in an association's CC&Rs.

From the Legislative Counsel's Digest:

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