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New law prohibits some fines for brown lawns during droughts
New law prohibits some fines for brown lawns during droughts

Californians who let their lawns die during a drought won't risk a slap on the wrist from their homeowners' associations, thanks to a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday. The measure prohibits homeowners' associations from imposing fines on residents who stop watering their lawns in an effort to conserve water. “We can’t be sending mixed messages about the importance of conserving water during this drought," said the bill's author, Assemblywoman Nora Campos (D-San Jose) in a statement. "Fines for wasting water make sense. Fines for not watering your lawn don’t," Campos added. "We shouldn’t punish people who are doing...

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