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06/13/2024 02:20 PM
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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: July 24, 2023 10:03 AM
From: Senator Amanda M. Cappelletti
To: All Senate members
Subject: Right to Dry
 
 
For some individuals, drying laundry outdoors is an inexpensive solution to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Unfortunately, Homeowners Associations (HOAs) often ban outdoor clotheslines and drying racks, citing the unsightliness of the practice as damaging to the orderly appearance of these communities.  
 

This legislation, a companion to Representative Borowski’s House Bill 1179, would ensure residents who live in a condominium, cooperative, or planned community the right to dry laundry using a clothesline or drying rack outdoors. The legislation would allow HOAs to limit the use of these items to backyard areas to maintain the aesthetic appearance of the community. Clotheslines and drying racks could also be prohibited from hindering public access or creating a fire or safety hazard at the property. 
 

Currently, twenty states have passed legislation ensuring the right to dry clothes outside. It is time for the Commonwealth to join their ranks in allowing this practice, which positively impacts our environment and saves residents money. 
 
Encouraging Pennsylvanians to practice sustainability grows more crucial every day. Please join me in supporting this legislation. 



Introduced as SB1164