Grass; Buchanan County authorized to require owners to cut. (HB2351)

Introduced By

Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unoccupied property; grass cutting; Buchanan County. Authorizes Buchanan County, by ordinance, to require owners of unoccupied or abandoned property to cut grass on the property or to cut grass on the property and charge the owner for the service. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/16/2017Presented and ordered printed 17103816D
01/16/2017Impact statement from DHCD (HB2351)
01/16/2017Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/19/2017Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #1
01/25/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
01/27/2017Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Read first time
01/31/2017Passed by for the day
02/01/2017Passed by for the day
02/02/2017Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2017Read third time and passed House (71-Y 24-N)
02/03/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (71-Y 24-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2017Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/14/2017Reported from Local Government (10-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Read third time
02/17/2017Defeated by Senate (25-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Requires 27 affirmative votes for passage
02/17/2017Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Passed by for the day
02/20/2017Read third time
02/20/2017Defeated by Senate (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Requires 27 affirmative votes for passage