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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


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