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Lawrence Prohibits Couches On Front Porches

Associated Press - August 28, 2013 7:51 am

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Students in Lawrence will no longer be able to hang out on couches on their front porches.

The Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday passed a citywide ban on upholstered furniture on porches, decks and patios. The city says landlords, not tenants, will be fined for violating the ban at rental properties.

Fines will start at $100 per day. However, the city will conduct an educational campaign for several months before the ban is enforced.

The fire department says there had been only 10 fires involving upholstered outdoor furniture since 2007. But Fire Chief Mark Bradford said the furniture burns easily made outdoor furniture dangerous, particularly with the lack of smoke alarms on porches.

Associated Press information from: Lawrence Journal-World

Michael Walker

August 28, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Good luck enforcing that law along with all of the other ones that are not enforced there. Have you walked the streets of Lawrence lately, obviously not because couches on porches are the last thing that needs to be made an issue.

A H

August 28, 2013 at 5:55 pm

oh good grief is that all they gotta do is sit around making new laws for everyone next thing you know they will give a poor college kid a ticket for pukeing in the front yard

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