Grass and weeds; adds City of Colonial Heights to list of localities authorized to require cutting. (HB1076)

Introduced By

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Cutting of weeds and grass.  Adds Colonial Heights to the list of localities that may order the cutting of grass and weeds on certain occupied property. The existing portion of the statute that includes all localities applies to vacant property only. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Introduced by request
01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100599D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/21/2010Assigned CC & T sub: #1
02/10/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
02/12/2010Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2010Read first time
02/15/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/16/2010Read third time and passed House (83-Y 16-N)
02/16/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (83-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on Local Government
03/02/2010Reported from Local Government (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2010Read third time
03/05/2010Passed Senate (29-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1076ER)
03/12/2010Signed by Speaker
03/13/2010Signed by President
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 641 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0641)


This bill mentions Newport News, Colonial Heights, Williamsburg.


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 40 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB625.


Waldo Jaquith writes:

Dear God. This is everything that's wrong with the Dillon Rule in one bill. What a huge waste of time.