Grass and weeds; adds Town of Ashland to list of localities authorized to require cutting. (SB15)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Town of Ashland; ordinance requiring the cutting of grass. Adds the Town of Ashland to the list of localities permitted to provide by ordinance for the cutting of grass and weeds on property, whether vacant or occupied. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/22/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100324D
12/22/2011Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/17/2012Reported from Local Government (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2012Read second time and engrossed
01/23/2012Read third time and passed Senate (28-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/20/2012Assigned CC & T sub: #1
02/22/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 1-N)
02/24/2012Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (18-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Read second time
02/28/2012Read third time
02/28/2012Passed House (73-Y 24-N)
02/28/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (73-Y 24-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB15ER)
03/02/2012Signed by Speaker
03/05/2012Signed by President
03/21/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 311 (effective 7/1/12)
03/21/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0311)


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 50 seconds.