Natural drying devices; no community association shall prohibit owner from installing or using. (SB221)

Introduced By

Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Covenants regarding natural drying devices.  Provides that effective July 1, 2010, no community association shall prohibit an owner from installing or using a natural drying device on that owner's property. The bill provides that a community association may establish reasonable restrictions concerning the size, placement, and manner of placement of such natural drying device. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100615D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/20/2010Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2010Read second time
01/25/2010Reading of amendments waived
01/25/2010Committee amendments agreed to
01/25/2010Engrossed by Senate as amended SB221E
01/25/2010Printed as engrossed 10100615D-E
01/26/2010Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Placed on Calendar
02/03/2010Read first time
02/03/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/23/2010Assigned GL sub: #1 Housing
02/24/2010Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 2-N)
03/14/2010Left in General Laws


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.


Daniel Morrisey writes:

I would translate this to say something like, "Clothes lines can not be prohibited".

Patti Beasley writes:

I live in a retirement community where the houses are very close. I already see the backs of houses and the residents usually display their we towels from the pool across chairs - if this passes we will see more than towels and personally I find that offensive.

Waldo Jaquith writes:

Really? That's "offensive" to you? I find thousands of deaths from coal-burning power plants "offensive." Under this bill, your retirement community is free to prevent people from hanging their t-shirts, napkins, or other ghastly objects where you can see them.