TEXAS – Xeriscaping bill passes House preventing HOAs from restricting drought-resistant landscaping

dallasnews.com: Xeriscaping bill passes House preventing HOA’s from restricting drought-resistant landscaping

May 17, 2013

The House on Friday approved a bill that would prevent homeowner’s associations from restricting drought-resistant landscaping, also known as xeriscaping. According to the bill by Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, an association could require a plan for review or approval, but can’t unreasonably deny a landscaping design because it doesn’t fit with the other lawns in the neighborhood. The bill passed quickly and without debate on a voice vote. It will now go to the governor. Read more:

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