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For Immediate Release:
December 03, 2021
Media Contact:
Manuel Orbis, Jr.


Commissioner Sosa seeks to Protect Homeowners’ Rights

On December 1, 2021, Commissioner Rebeca Sosa advanced legislation opposing House Bill 6025, or similar legislation that would repeal a current state statute that ensures homeowners who needs to remove a tree from their private property, because of damage or the risk of damage to their home or for safety reasons, are not required to bear additional expenses imposed by government regulations. Should the statute be repealed, local governments may impose burdensome requirements on residents who are trying to protect their homes from dangerous trees.

“Trees that are planted in the right places are wonderful and help our community be more beautiful and raise our quality of life,” said Commissioner Sosa. “But there are many instances where trees pose a grave risk to homes and infrastructure. Our residents needs to be able to protect themselves from such issues without heavy government regulations or onerous fees.”