Grass and weeds; authorizes Prince George County to require by ordinance to cut on certain property. (HB493)

Introduced By

Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell), and Del. Rick Morris (R-Carrollton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Cutting of grass; Prince George County Adds Prince George County to the list of localities that may enforce a grass cutting ordinance on occupied property. The existing general provisions apply to vacant property only. Amends § 15.2-901, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 01/10/2012 Committee
  • 01/10/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102400D
  • 01/10/2012 Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
  • 01/13/2012 Assigned CC & T sub: #1
  • 01/18/2012 Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
  • 01/20/2012 Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/23/2012 Read first time
  • 01/24/2012 Read second time and engrossed
  • 01/25/2012 Read third time and passed House (80-Y 19-N)
  • 01/25/2012 VOTE: PASSAGE (80-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/26/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 01/26/2012 Referred to Committee on Local Government
  • 02/28/2012 Reported from Local Government (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/01/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/02/2012 Read third time
  • 03/02/2012 Passed Senate (27-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/07/2012 Enrolled
  • 03/07/2012 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB493ER)
  • 03/07/2012 Signed by Speaker
  • 03/08/2012 Signed by President
  • 03/30/2012 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 431 (effective 7/1/12)
  • 03/30/2012 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0431)


This bill mentions Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport, Newport News, Colonial Heights, James City, Winchester.


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 55 seconds.


This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.