This law makes unenforceable any provision in HOA governing documents that effectively prohibit or unreasonably restricts an owner’s ability to use a clothesline or drying rack in the owner’s backyard. It does allow the HOA to establish reasonable rules and restrictions governing clotheslines or drying racks. This law only applies to backyards that are designated for the exclusive use of the owner. It defines “clothesline” and “drying rack” to exclude a balcony, railing, awning, or other parts of a structure or building. Assembly Bill 1448. Codified as Civil Code §§1940.20 and 4750.10. Effective date is January 1, 2016.