Grass and weeds; adds City of Colonial Heights to list of localities authorized to require cutting. (SB625)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield)


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


01/18/2010Presented and ordered printed 10104003D
01/18/2010Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/02/2010Reported from Local Government (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/09/2010Read third time and passed Senate (27-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Placed on Calendar
02/16/2010Read first time
02/16/2010Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/19/2010Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2010Committee substitute printed 10105473D-H1
02/22/2010Read second time
02/23/2010Read third time
02/23/2010Committee substitute rejected 10105473D-H1
02/23/2010Passed House (79-Y 20-N)
02/23/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (79-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB625ER)
03/01/2010Signed by Speaker
03/02/2010Signed by President
03/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 161 (effective 7/1/10)
03/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0161)


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 56 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1076.


Waldo Jaquith writes:

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