Veterans; determination of status of unclaimed cremains. (SB433)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) with support from 53 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Del. Mark Dudenhefer (R-Stafford), Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston), Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria), Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg), Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna), Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell), Del. Johnny Joannou (D-Portsmouth), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond), Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Bob Tata (R-Virginia Beach), Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria), Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg), Sen. Chuck Colgan (D-Manassas), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg), Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Henry Marsh (D-Richmond), Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield), Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond), Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest), Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg), Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax), Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville), Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake), Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta), Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon), Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Determination of status of unclaimed cremains belonging to veterans.  Provides that prior to the disposal of any unclaimed cremains, a funeral director must submit the name and any other identifying information for such cremains to the Department of Veterans Services for the purposes of determining whether the unclaimed cremains are those of a veteran.  Under the bill, the names and any personal identifying information submitted by a funeral director to the Department of Veterans Services are exempt from disclosure under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act ( 2.2-3700 et seq.). Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103437D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/23/2012Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2012Committee substitute printed 12104425D-S1
01/23/2012Substitute bill reprinted 12104425D-S1
01/25/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2012Read second time
01/26/2012Reading of substitute waived
01/26/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104425D-S1
01/26/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB433S1
01/27/2012Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB433S1)
02/03/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB433)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/16/2012Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2012Read second time
02/20/2012Read third time
02/20/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/20/2012Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/20/2012VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2012Enrolled
02/22/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB433ER)
02/22/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB433ER)
02/22/2012Signed by President
02/22/2012Signed by Speaker
03/06/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 120 (effective 7/1/12)
03/06/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0120)

Video

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 55 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1056.