SB 198

83(R) - 2013
Natural Resources
Property Rights

Vote Recommendation

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Kirk Watson

Bill Caption

Relating to restrictive covenants regulating drought-resistant landscaping or water-conserving turf.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Summary: SB 198 would prohibit Property Owners Associations from including provisions in contracts that would restrict property owners from xeriscaping their yards.

Analysis: SB 198 would represent an unnecessary expansion of government. Private companies and private individuals should be allowed to choose what goes into contracts that they voluntarily enter into. This is not a place for the government to interfere.