Graffiti abatement; permits localities to charge property owner for cost thereof. (SB1369)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Paul Nichols (D-Woodbridge), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), and Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


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


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 092044201
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/03/2009Reported from Local Government with substitute (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Committee substitute printed 092079201-S1
02/05/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Read second time
02/06/2009Committee substitute rejected 092079201-S1
02/06/2009Floor substitute printed 092085201-S2 (Barker)
02/06/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2009Substitute by Senator Barker agreed to 092085201-S2
02/06/2009Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB1369S2
02/09/2009Read third time and passed Senate (28-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/16/2009Assigned CC & T sub: 2
02/19/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/20/2009Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendments (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Read second time
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/24/2009Engrossed by House as amended
02/24/2009Passed House with amendments (90-Y 8-N)
02/24/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (90-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009House amendments agreed to by Senate (31-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1369ER)
03/10/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 319 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0319)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2120 and HB2138.