Veterans Services, Department of; shall provide burial vaults at no cost to eligible veterans. (HB479)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson) with support from 15 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Watkins Abbitt (I-Appomattox), Del. Robin Abbott (D-Newport News), Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge), Del. Bill Cleaveland (R-Roanoke), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas), Del. Harvey Morgan (R-Gloucester), Del. Glenn Oder (R-Newport News), Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg), Del. Albert Pollard (D-Lively), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield), Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake), Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Veterans Services; burial vaults at state-operated veterans cemeteries.  Provides that from such funds as may be appropriated or otherwise received for such purpose, the Department shall provide burial vaults at cost to eligible veterans and their family members interred at state-operated veterans cemeteries. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102452D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/19/2010Assigned GL sub: #3 ABC/Gaming
01/21/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/21/2010Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/25/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB479)
01/26/2010Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2010Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/27/2010Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/10/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/12/2010Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2010Read first time
02/15/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/16/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
03/03/2010Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-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 (HB479ER)
03/13/2010Signed by Speaker
03/15/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB479ER)
03/15/2010Signed by President
03/18/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB479ER)
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 554 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0554)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 25 seconds.