Removal of dangerous roadside conditions; local option. (SB225)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland) with support from co-patrons Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford), and Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Removal of dangerous roadside conditions; local option. Authorizes any locality, by ordinance, to require the owner of any property located within five feet of the pavement of any public right-of-way 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 »


02/13/2020: In Subcommittee


12/31/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100283D
12/31/2019Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/13/2020Reported from Local Government (10-Y 0-N 3-A) (see vote tally)
01/14/2020Constitutional readings dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/14/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2020Read second time
01/15/2020Reading of amendment waived
01/15/2020Amendment by Senator Stuart agreed to
01/15/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB225E
01/15/2020Printed as engrossed 20100283D-E
01/16/2020Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB225E)
01/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB225E)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/13/2020Assigned CC & T sub: Land Use

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