Funerals and burials; designation of persons authorized to make decisions. (HB1909)

Introduced By

Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Designation of persons authorized to make funeral and burial decisions. Designates the persons in order of priority who have the ability to make all necessary arrangements for a decedent's funeral and the disposition of his remains. This bill is in response to recent cases in Virginia concerning who had the right to make such decisions. Current law allows any next of kin to make arrangements, without specifying an order of priority. This bill grants funeral services providers civil immunity for decisions made if there is a dispute among members of the same class, in the absence of bad faith. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 096713416
01/13/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/02/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/02/2009Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/10/2009Left in Courts of Justice

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1484.