With California withering through a multi-year drought, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed legislation AB 1164, banning cities and counties from prohibiting drought-tolerant landscaping, including synthetic grass and artificial turf, the Sacramento Bee is reporting. 

Assembly Bill 1164, by Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Los Angeles, follows similar legislation Brown signed protecting artificial turf from homeowners association rules.

For more information on legislative issues in California that are related to artificial grass, please read our recent blog post summarizing various measures at both state and local levels.