Funeral services; adds to definition of next of kin. (SB1359)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patron Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Funeral services; next of kin. Adds any person recognized as the legal spouse of the decedent under the laws of another state to the definition of next of kin for the purposes of making decisions regarding funeral arrangements for the decedent. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/18/2013Presented and ordered printed 13104166D
01/18/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/04/2013Stricken at request of Patron in General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2325.


ACLU-VA LGBT Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Virginia ACLU supports this legislation that would assure that the surviving spouses of any marriage recognized in the jurisdiction where their spouse died would have the right to decide about funeral arrangements for their loved one.