Grass, weeds, and other foreign growth; local cutting ordinances include overgrown shrubs and trees. (SB56)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Cutting of grass, weeds, and other foreign growth. Provides that in local grass cutting ordinances as applied to vacant developed property, foreign growth includes overgrown shrubs and trees. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/16/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101344D
12/16/2015Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/13/2016Impact statement from DHCD (SB56)
01/19/2016Reported from Local Government with amendments (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2016Read second time
01/25/2016Reading of amendments waived
01/25/2016Committee amendments agreed to
01/25/2016Engrossed by Senate as amended SB56E
01/25/2016Printed as engrossed 16101344D-E
01/26/2016Read third time and passed Senate (27-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2016Impact statement from DHCD (SB56E)
02/03/2016Placed on Calendar
02/03/2016Read first time
02/03/2016Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/16/2016Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #1
02/26/2016Tabled in Counties, Cities and Towns