Grass & weeds, high; Hampton Roads area to require by ordinance cutting thereof. (SB483)

Introduced By

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


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


High grass and weeds; civil penalty. Allows localities within Planning District Number 23 (Hampton Roads) to require, by ordinance, the cutting of excessive weeds and grass on occupied properties. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 060860780
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/31/2006Reported from Local Government (8-Y 5-N)
02/02/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/2006Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2006Read third time and passed Senate (34-Y 6-N)
02/06/2006VOTE: (34-Y 6-N)
02/06/2006Communicated to House
02/13/2006Placed on Calendar
02/13/2006Read first time
02/13/2006Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/24/2006Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendment (16-Y 5-N)
02/27/2006Read second time
02/28/2006Read third time
02/28/2006Committee amendment agreed to
02/28/2006Defeated by House (59-Y 39-N)
02/28/2006VOTE: DEFEATED (59-Y 39-N)
02/28/2006Requires 67 affirmative votes for passage