Concealment of dead body; prohibition against, penalty. (HB1777)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prohibition against concealment of dead body; penalty.Provides that any person who transports, secretes, conceals, desecrates or alters a dead body with the intent to prevent detection of the death or the manner or cause of death is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Read the Bill »


03/19/2007: signed by governor


12/28/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 078142276
12/28/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
12/29/2006Impact statement from VCSC (HB1777)
01/11/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/22/2007Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/23/2007Committee substitute printed 077020276-H1
01/23/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB1777H1)
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Read second time
02/05/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077020276-H1
02/05/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1777H1
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Communicated to Senate
02/07/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2007Read third time
02/14/2007Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1777ER)
02/21/2007Signed by Speaker
02/22/2007Signed by President
03/14/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1777ER)
03/19/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 436 (effective 7/1/07)
03/27/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0436)