Cemeteries; grass cutting on land used for interment of human remains. (HB1688)

Introduced By

Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Cemeteries; grass cutting. Exempts land used for the interment of human remains owned by an individual, family, property owners' association, or church from a local ordinance requiring certain owners of property to cut the grass, weeds, and other foreign growth on such property. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105731D
01/17/2020Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/20/2020Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB1688)
01/29/2020Assigned CC & T sub: Charters
01/30/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
02/07/2020Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Committee substitute printed 20107083D-H1
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107083D-H1
02/10/2020Amendment by Delegate McQuinn agreed to
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1688EH1
02/10/2020Printed as engrossed 20107083D-EH1
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (93-Y 7-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (93-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/24/2020Reported from Local Government (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1688ER)
03/03/2020Signed by Speaker
03/04/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/02/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 597 (effective 7/1/20)
04/02/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0597)