Funeral services; designation of authorized persons to make arrangements. (HB1024)

Introduced By

Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Funeral services; designation of authorized persons.  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


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101596D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2010Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/25/2010Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2011
01/27/2010Continued to 2011 in Courts of Justice