Grass and weeds; permits City of Newport News to require property owner to cut if excessively high. (HB1912)

Introduced By

Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News) with support from 18 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville), Del. William Barlow (D-Smithfield), Del. Danny Bowling (D-Oakwood), Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria), Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), Del. Algie Howell (D-Norfolk), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. David Poisson (D-Sterling), Del. Jim Shuler (D-Blacksburg), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


High grass and weeds; civil penalty. Permits the City of Newport News 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 »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098298424
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/20/2009Assigned CC & T sub: 2
01/22/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting
01/23/2009Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2009Read first time
01/27/2009Passed by for the day
01/28/2009Read second time and engrossed
01/29/2009Read third time and passed House (84-Y 15-N)
01/29/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (84-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2009Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House (55-Y 43-N)
01/29/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (55-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2009Passed by for the day
01/30/2009Read third time and passed House (79-Y 18-N)
01/30/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (79-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2009Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/17/2009Reported from Local Government (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Passed by for the day
02/23/2009Passed by for the day
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Passed Senate (29-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1912ER)
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
02/28/2009Signed by President
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 446 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0446)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.