No trespassing signs; authority for posting on property. (HB1461)

Introduced By

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) with support from co-patron Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Authority for posting a property no trespassing.  Provides that, for purposes of proof that a property is lawfully posted no trespassing, the presence of a sign or signs prohibiting entry upon land or other property is prima facie evidence that the sign or signs are authorized and were posted by (i) the owner, lessee, custodian, agent, property manager or other person lawfully in charge thereof or (ii) by the holder of any easement or other right-of-way authorized by the instrument creating such interest to post such signs on such land or property. The bill also adds agent and property manager to the list of those persons authorized to post the signs. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/01/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100511D
12/01/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2011Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/17/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 3-N)
01/31/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2011Committee substitute printed 11104594D-H1
02/02/2011Read first time
02/03/2011Read second time
02/03/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104594D-H1
02/03/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1461H1
02/04/2011Read third time and passed House (96-Y 2-N)
02/04/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/14/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Read third time
02/16/2011Reading of amendment waived
02/16/2011Committee amendment agreed to
02/16/2011Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/16/2011Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Placed on Calendar
02/18/2011Senate amendment agreed to by House (93-Y 0-N)
02/18/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (93-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1461ER)
02/24/2011Signed by Speaker
02/24/2011Signed by President
02/26/2011Signed by President
03/16/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 195 (effective 7/1/11)
03/16/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0195)


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 2 minutes.