Removal of dangerous roadside vegetation; local option. (HB284)

Introduced By

Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford) with support from co-patron Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Removal of dangerous roadside conditions; local option. Authorizes any locality, by ordinance, to require the owner of any property located adjacent to a right-of-way maintained by the Virginia Department of Transportation to remove any and all trees, tree limbs, shrubs, high grass, or other substance that might dangerously obstruct the line of sight of a driver, be involved in a collision with a vehicle, or interfere with the safe operation of a vehicle. Read the Bill »

Status

02/19/2020: Passed the Senate

History

DateAction
12/30/2019Committee
12/30/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101459D
12/30/2019Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/17/2020Assigned CC & T sub: Land Use
01/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB284)
01/31/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2020Committee substitute printed 20106413D-H1
01/31/2020Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read first time
02/05/2020Read second time
02/05/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106413D-H1
02/05/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB284H1
02/06/2020Read third time and passed House (84-Y 15-N)
02/06/2020VOTE: Passage (84-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2020Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/17/2020Reported from Local Government with amendments (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB284H1)
02/18/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Read third time
02/19/2020Reading of amendments waived
02/19/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/19/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/19/2020Passed Senate with amendments (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Placed on Calendar
02/21/2020Senate amendments rejected by House (1-Y 95-N)
02/21/2020VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 95-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Senate insisted on amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Senate requested conference committee
02/26/2020House acceded to request
02/26/2020Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2020Delegates: Cole, J.G., Heretick, Leftwich

Video

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 3 minutes.

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