Timber cutting; determination of damages; (SB687)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Timber cutting; determination of damages; attorney fees. Clarifies that any person found liable for the unauthorized removal of, or the direction of unauthorized removal of, timber from another's land must also pay reasonable attorney fees incurred by the owner of the timber to such owner. Read the Bill »


03/04/2016: Passed the General Assembly


01/20/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104186D
01/20/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/26/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB687)
02/08/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2016Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2016Placed on Calendar
02/15/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/18/2016Assigned App. sub: Civil Law
02/18/2016Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
02/22/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/24/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Read second time
02/26/2016Read third time
02/26/2016Passed by for the day
02/29/2016Read third time
02/29/2016Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/29/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB687ER)
03/01/2016Signed by Speaker
03/02/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB687ER)
03/04/2016Signed by President
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/07/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/7/2016
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016