Cemeteries; definition for purposes of zoning. (SB430)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Cemeteries.  Provides that the definition of cemetery shall include all uses necessarily or customarily associated with interment of human remains. The bill also exempts certain structures located within a cemetery from the building code or other applicable codes. Furthermore, the period of validity of the final site plan for a cemetery is extended, and certain land use vesting protections are provided to landowners upon recordation of a declaration restricting the use of the land to use as a cemetery. Amends § 15.2-2241, § 15.2-2261, § 36-99, § 54.1-2310, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 01/11/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
  • 01/11/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102172D
  • 01/11/2012 Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
  • 02/13/2012 Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/13/2012 Committee substitute printed 12105306D-S1
  • 02/13/2012 Substitute bill reprinted 12105306D-S1
  • 02/14/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/14/2012 Read second time
  • 02/14/2012 Reading of substitute waived
  • 02/14/2012 Committee substitute agreed to 12105306D-S1
  • 02/14/2012 Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB430S1
  • 02/14/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
  • 02/14/2012 Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
  • 02/16/2012 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/16/2012 Read first time
  • 02/16/2012 Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
  • 02/20/2012 Assigned CC & T sub: #2
  • 02/24/2012 Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/24/2012 Committee substitute printed 12105605D-H1
  • 02/27/2012 Read second time
  • 02/28/2012 Read third time
  • 02/28/2012 Committee substitute agreed to 12105605D-H1
  • 02/28/2012 Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB430H1
  • 02/28/2012 Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
  • 02/28/2012 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/01/2012 House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/01/2012 Title replaced 12105605D-H1
  • 03/06/2012 Enrolled
  • 03/06/2012 Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB430ER)
  • 03/06/2012 Signed by Speaker
  • 03/08/2012 Signed by President
  • 03/30/2012 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 478 (effective 1/1/13)
  • 03/30/2012 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0478)


This bill mentions Fairfax.


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB316.