Graffiti abatement; permits localities to charge property owner for cost thereof. (HB2138)

Introduced By

Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Graffiti abatement. Permits localities to charge a property owner for the cost or expenses of abating graffiti that occurs on his vacant property, and to collect such charges as taxes are collected. If the charges remain unpaid, they shall constitute a lien and become enforceable in the same manner as unpaid local taxes. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098477640
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/23/2009Assigned CC & T sub: 2
01/29/2009Subcommittee recommends referring to VA Housing Commission by voice vote
02/06/2009Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Committee substitute printed 092084640-H1
02/08/2009Read first time
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Committee substitute agreed to 092084640-H1
02/09/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2138H1
02/10/2009Read third time and passed House (88-Y 9-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (88-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/17/2009Reported from Local Government (13-Y 2-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 (35-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2138ER)
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
02/28/2009Signed by President
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 462 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0462)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2120 and SB1369.