Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 1159 into law yesterday, a property rights bill that includes new measures to protect and promote the rights of the state’s private property owners.
Among other things, HB 1159 requires county property appraisers to publish a list of constitutionally protected property rights on their websites.
The bill also allows property owners to trim or remove trees on their property without consequence, as long as they have a letter from a certified arborist or landscape architect stating the tree is a danger.
The measures included in the bill become effective on July 1, 2019.
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