Decedent; identification of body by next of kin. (HB278)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Identification of body by next of kin. Requires the medical examiner of the county or city in which a death occurs to notify the next of kin of the decedent that he has a right to view the body or to have other necessary procedures performed to confirm the identity of the body without delay and without being held financially responsible for any procedures performed for the purpose of identifying the body. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086103784
01/02/2008Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/10/2008Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/11/2008Read first time
01/11/2008Committee substitute printed 088542784-H1
01/11/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB278H1)
01/14/2008Read second time
01/14/2008Committee substitute agreed to 088542784-H1
01/14/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB278H1
01/15/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/15/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2008Communicated to Senate
01/16/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/16/2008Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/12/2008Assigned Education sub: Health Care
02/21/2008Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
02/22/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Read third time
02/25/2008Reading of amendment waived
02/25/2008Committee amendment agreed to
02/25/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/25/2008Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/26/2008Placed on Calendar
02/27/2008Senate amendment agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/27/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
02/29/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB278ER)
02/29/2008Signed by Speaker
03/03/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB278ER)
03/03/2008Signed by President
03/07/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 433 (effective 7/1/08)
03/14/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0433)