Grass and weeds; written notice to property owners in Dinwiddie County and City of Hampton, etc. (HB1744)

Introduced By

Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Cutting of grass; nuisance abatement. Provides that one notice per incident or per growing season shall constitute reasonable notice to property owners for purposes of nuisance abatement. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101920D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/11/2013Assigned CC & T sub: #1
01/16/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
01/18/2013Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendment (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2013Read first time
01/22/2013Passed by for the day
01/23/2013Read second time
01/23/2013Committee amendment agreed to
01/23/2013Amendments by Delegate BaCote agreed to
01/23/2013Engrossed by House as amended HB1744E
01/23/2013Printed as engrossed 13101920D-E
01/24/2013Read third time and passed House (82-Y 15-N)
01/24/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (82-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/25/2013Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/12/2013Reported from Local Government (10-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Read third time
02/15/2013Passed Senate (28-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Passed by for the day
02/18/2013Read third time
02/18/2013Reading of amendment waived
02/18/2013Amendment by Senator Newman agreed to
02/18/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/18/2013Passed Senate with amendment (30-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Placed on Calendar
02/19/2013Senate amendment agreed to by House (83-Y 16-N)
02/19/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (83-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1744ER)
02/23/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Signed by President
03/18/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 490 (effective 7/1/13)
03/18/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0490)


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


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 4 minutes.