SB 225
Modifies nuisance actions in certain cities and counties
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Last Action:
5/17/2019 - Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 225-Curls
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2019

Current Bill Summary

SB 225 - This act modifies how actions against another property owner whose property is a nuisance are brought in certain cities and counties. Under current law, a property owner has sixty days after receiving notice to eliminate the nuisance before an action can be brought against them. This act changes that to 45 days.

The definitions of the terms "nuisance" and "neighborhood associations", as they are used in this act, are modified. Property owners and neighborhood associations seeking injunctive relief under this act will no longer have to show they are suffering actual damages as a result of the nuisance in order to bring such an action. Additionally, this act permits attorney's fees being awarded in certain circumstances to the party who brought the action.

Finally, this act repeals a defense available to property owners who are acting in good faith to comply with an order issued by the Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or the Office of the Attorney General.



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