ACTS OF 2010
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An Act to Prevent Prohibitions
on the Use of Clotheslines
WHEREAS the use of clotheslines to dry clothes reduces energy consumption, greenhouse gas and mercury emissions;
AND WHEREAS Nova Scotians should have the ability to utilize clotheslines outdoors:
1 This Act may be cited as the Clothesline Act.
2010, c. 34, s. 1.
2 The purpose of this Act is to ensure no law, by-law, covenant or agreement prevents, prohibits or unreasonably restricts the installation, placement or use of a clothesline outdoors at a single-family dwelling or on the ground floor of a multi-unit residential building.
2010, c. 34, s. 2.
3 "clothesline" means a line, rope, wire or cord used to hang laundry to dry.
2010, c. 34, s. 3.
4 (1) No Act, by-law, covenant, agreement or contract prevents or prohibits the installation, placement or use of a clothesline outdoors at a single family dwelling or on the ground floor of a multi-unit residential building.
(2) For greater certainty, subsection (1) applies to an Act, by-law, covenant, agreement or contract whether made or entered into before or after the coming into force of this Act.
2010, c. 34, s. 4.
5 Notwithstanding Section 4, nothing in this Act prevents reasonable restrictions on the installation, placement or use of a clothesline.
2010, c. 34, s. 5.
6 In the event of a conflict between this Act and any other enactment, this Act prevails.
2010, c. 34, s. 6.