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Homeowners With Brown Lawns Exempt From Fines During Drought

At least In California, homeowner associations can no longer slap fines on residents with dry, brown lawns during droughts.

Democratic Assemblywoman Nora Campos of San Jose introduced the bill after a San Lorenzo man was threatened with up to $1,000 in fines for not watering his lawn. It came even after the governor declared a drought emergency in January.

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