Funeral services; prerequisites for cremation. (HB319)

Introduced By

Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Funeral services; prerequisites for cremation.  Removes the 24-hour waiting period as a possible prerequisite for cremation, and replaces it with a form of identification other than visual identification by next of kin, to be determined by the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers in regulations. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101310D
01/11/2010Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/14/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB319)
01/20/2010Assigned HWI sub: #2
01/20/2010Assigned HWI sub: #3
01/28/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/09/2010Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2010Read first time
02/11/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/12/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/12/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/24/2010Rereferred from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2010Rereferred to Education and Health
03/04/2010Reported from Education and Health (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Read third time
03/08/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/13/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB319ER)
03/13/2010Signed by Speaker
03/15/2010Signed by President
03/19/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB319ER)
04/10/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 377 (effective 7/1/10)
04/10/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0377)