By: Watson S.B. No. 198
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
relating to restrictive covenants regulating drought-resistant landscaping or water-conserving turf.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 202.007(a), Property Code, is amended to read as follows:
(a) A property owners' association may not include or enforce a provision in a dedicatory instrument that prohibits or restricts a property owner from:
(1) implementing measures promoting solid-waste composting of vegetation, including grass clippings, leaves, or brush, or leaving grass clippings uncollected on grass;
(2) installing rain barrels or a rainwater harvesting system; [
(3) implementing efficient irrigation systems, including underground drip or other drip systems; or
(4) using drought-resistant landscaping or water-conserving turf.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
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