Grass and weeds; allows City of Williamsburg to require property owners to cut if excessively high. (HB1214)

Introduced By

Del. William Barlow (D-Smithfield) with support from co-patron Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


High grass and weeds; civil penalty. Permits the City of Williamsburg to require that owners of occupied property cut grass, weeds and other foreign growth on the property and if a property owner, after reasonable notice, fails to do so the City may cut such grass, weeds or other foreign growth and the cost and expenses thereof shall be chargeable to and paid by the owner of the property. Read the Bill »


03/30/2006: signed by governor


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 062427224
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/27/2006Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (18-Y 4-N)
01/30/2006Read first time
01/31/2006Read second time
01/31/2006Pending question ordered
01/31/2006Engrossed by House
02/01/2006Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
02/01/2006Rereferred to Counties, Cities and Towns
02/03/2006Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (20-Y 2-N)
02/06/2006Committee substitute printed 065489224-H1
02/06/2006Read first time
02/07/2006Read second time
02/07/2006Committee substitute agreed to 065489224-H1
02/07/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1214H1
02/08/2006Read third time and defeated by House (62-Y 35-N)
02/08/2006VOTE: DEFEATED (62-Y 35-N)
02/08/2006Requires 67 affirmative votes for passage
02/08/2006Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by House
02/08/2006Passed by for the day
02/09/2006Passed by for the day
02/10/2006Passed by for the day
02/13/2006Passed by for the day
02/14/2006Read third time and passed House (74-Y 25-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (74-Y 25-N)
02/14/2006Communicated to Senate
02/15/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2006Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/28/2006Reported from Local Government (10-Y 5-N)
03/02/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
03/02/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
03/03/2006Read third time
03/03/2006Passed Senate (32-Y 6-N)
03/03/2006VOTE: (32-Y 6-N)
03/11/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1214ER)
03/11/2006Signed by Speaker
03/13/2006Signed by President
03/30/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 275 (effective 7/1/06)
04/04/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0275)