Veterans Services, Department of; required to provide burial vaults at no cost to eligible veterans. (SB1512)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke) with support from 18 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Algie Howell (D-Norfolk), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), Del. Paula Miller (D-Norfolk), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. David Poisson (D-Sterling), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Del. Bob Tata (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk), Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax), Sen. Henry Marsh (D-Richmond), Sen. Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville), Sen. Walter Stosch (R-Glen Allen), Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria), Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Veterans Services; burial vaults at state-operated veterans cemeteries. Requires the Department of Veterans Services to provide burial vaults at no costs to eligible veterans and family members interred at state-operated veterans cemeteries from such funds as may be appropriated or otherwise received for that purpose. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/23/2009Presented and ordered printed 092380228
01/23/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/28/2009Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1512)
01/30/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2009Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2009Placed on Calendar
02/12/2009Read first time
02/12/2009Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/13/2009Assigned App. sub: Public Safety (Sherwood)
02/28/2009Left in Appropriations