California legislators were busy passing more than 50 new laws, which covered a variety of popular topics. Fortunately for homeowners struggling with rising water costs and synthetic grass restrictions, the drought was one of the topics covered.
AB 1164 – Water conservation: drought tolerant landscaping. Prohibits a city, including a charter city, county, and city and county, from enacting or enforcing any ordinance or regulation that prohibits the installation of drought tolerant landscaping, synthetic grass or artificial turf on residential property, as specified. The bill additionally states that this is an issue of statewide concern. This bill contains other related provisions.
View the full guide to new 2016 laws here.