Guardians; disposition of remains. (SB8)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Guardians; disposition of remains.  Grants both public and private guardians authority to make arrangements for the funeral and disposition of remains, including cremation, interment, entombment, memorialization, inurnment, or scattering of the cremains, or some combination thereof, if the guardian is not aware of any person that has been otherwise designated to make such arrangements. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/16/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100041D
12/16/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2012Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2012Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2012Motion to reconsider reading dispensed agreed to (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2012Read second time and engrossed
01/19/2012Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2012Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
02/27/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 1-N)
02/27/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Read second time
03/01/2012Read third time
03/01/2012Committee amendments agreed to
03/01/2012Engrossed by House as amended
03/01/2012Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/01/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2012House amendments agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB8ER)
03/08/2012Signed by Speaker
03/09/2012Signed by President
03/30/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 463 (effective 7/1/12)
03/30/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0463)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.