Grass; adds Stafford County to counties authorized to require property owners to cut. (SB881)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Authority to cut grass. Adds Stafford County to the list of counties with authority to require that the owner of occupied residential real property cut the grass or lawn area of less than one-half acre on such property when growth on the grass or lawn area exceeds 12 inches in height. Stafford County may, after reasonable notice, have the grass or lawn area cut by its agents or employees, in which event the cost and expenses thereof shall be chargeable to and paid by the owner of the property and may be collected by the county as taxes and levies are collected. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/31/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09
12/31/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 091121333
12/31/2008Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/14/2009Passed by for the day (40-Y 0-N)
01/27/2009Reported from Local Government (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2009Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2009Read third time and passed Senate (28-Y 11-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: 1
02/18/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting
02/20/2009Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Read second time
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Passed House (75-Y 22-N)
02/24/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (75-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB881ER)
02/28/2009Signed by President
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 252 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0252)


This bill mentions Isle of Wight, James City, Chesterfield, Henrico, Augusta, Stafford, Stafford, Prince William, Arlington.