Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Department of; disposition of unclaimed bodies. (HB1464)

Introduced By

Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Disposition of unclaimed bodies; Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.  Provides that in the case of a person who has been committed to the custody of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and died prior to his release, whose body is unclaimed and whose body the Commissioner of Health refuses to accept for scientific study, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall bear the reasonable costs of disposition of the body. This bill also provides that if a claimant is unable to pay reasonable expenses of disposition, the expenses shall be born by the county or city where the claimant currently resides. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/03/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100841D
12/03/2010Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/18/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1464)
01/18/2011Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2011Read first time
01/20/2011Read second time and engrossed
01/21/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (94-Y 0-N)
01/21/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2011Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/10/2011Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2011Read third time
02/14/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1464ER)
02/17/2011Signed by Speaker
02/20/2011Signed by President
02/21/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1464ER)
03/25/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 567 (effective 7/1/11)
03/25/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0567)