Cutting of grass; statewide application. (HB177)

Introduced By

Del. Peter Farrell (R-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Cutting of grass; statewide application. Makes current grass-cutting provisions applicable statewide for all localities. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/23/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100739D
12/23/2013Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/09/2014Assigned CC & T sub: #1
01/22/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
01/24/2014Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendment (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2014Read first time
01/28/2014Read second time
01/28/2014Committee amendment agreed to
01/28/2014Engrossed by House as amended HB177E
01/28/2014Printed as engrossed 14100739D-E
01/29/2014Read third time and passed House (80-Y 19-N)
01/29/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (80-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2014Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/25/2014Reported from Local Government (10-Y 4-N 1-A)
02/27/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/28/2014Read third time
02/28/2014Passed Senate (24-Y 15-N)
03/05/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB177ER)
03/05/2014Signed by Speaker
03/08/2014Signed by President
03/31/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 385 (effective 7/1/14)
03/31/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0385)


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 1 minute.


Waldo Jaquith writes:

About damned time. Every single year there are a few bills introduced giving yet another locality permission to regulate the cutting of grass and weeds (e.g., HB170). Let's just be done with it.

Bob Lindsey writes:

HB-177 would impose an unwarranted expense on rural county governments and taxpayers.