Cemeteries and graves of historic significance; expands an existing program to include. (HB1615)

Introduced By

Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Cemeteries and graves of historic significance.  Expands an existing program under which funds are available to organizations maintaining Confederate cemeteries and graves to include other cemeteries and graves of historic significance. Two cemeteries owned by the City of Richmond are added to the list of those for which organizations may receive money for maintenance. The bill also requires the Director of the Department of Historic Resources to develop a procedure for the certification of grave sites of slaves for the purpose of assisting groups interested in maintaining such sites to verify the accuracy of information indicating that slaves are buried at the site. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103049D
01/07/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/18/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1615)
01/19/2011Stricken from docket by Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources