Outdoor advertising; vegetation control permit. (SB87)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Outdoor advertising; vegetation control. Establishes a consistent statewide standard for vegetation control throughout the Commonwealth, including inside municipalities. The bill would clearly establish applicability of the statewide standard inside municipalities and throughout the Commonwealth, but also respect the beautification projects of local governments, by granting VDOT the authority to impose on a billboard company requesting approval of a vegetation control permit, the obligation to relocate or replant vegetation according to a landscaping plan approved by VDOT, at the sole cost of the billboard company. Read the Bill »


04/04/2006: signed by governor


01/06/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 068736840
01/06/2006Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/02/2006Reported from Transportation with substitute (12-Y 3-N)
02/03/2006Committee substitute printed 068924840-S1
02/06/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2006Read second time
02/07/2006Reading of substitute waived
02/07/2006Committee substitute agreed to 068924840-S1
02/07/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB87S1
02/08/2006Read third time and passed Senate (26-Y 12-N 2-A)
02/08/2006VOTE: (26-Y 12-N 2-A)
02/08/2006Communicated to House
02/14/2006Placed on Calendar
02/14/2006Read first time
02/14/2006Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/21/2006Reported from Transportation with substitute (15-Y 5-N)
02/22/2006Committee substitute printed 068947840-H1
02/22/2006Fiscal impact statement from VDOT (SB87S1)
02/23/2006Read second time
02/24/2006Read third time
02/24/2006Committee substitute agreed to 068947840-H1
02/24/2006Defeated by House (45-Y 51-N 2-A)
02/24/2006VOTE: DEFEATED (45-Y 51-N 2-A)
02/24/2006Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by House
02/24/2006Passed by for the day
02/27/2006Read third time
02/27/2006Amendments by Delegate Wardrup agreed to
02/27/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments SB87H1
02/27/2006Passed House with substitute with amendments (51-Y 46-N 2-A)
02/27/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (51-Y 46-N 2-A)
03/01/2006Fiscal impact statement from VDOT (SB87H1)
03/01/2006House substitute with amendments agreed to by Senate (28-Y 10-N 2-A)
03/01/2006VOTE: (28-Y 10-N 2-A)
03/08/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB87ER)
03/09/2006Signed by President
03/09/2006Signed by Speaker
03/15/2006Fiscal impact statement from VDOT (SB87ER)
04/04/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 512 (effective 7/1/06)
04/12/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0512)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB665.