Exhumations; requires that party petitioning court to provide sworn statement with certain facts. (SB916)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Exhumations; basis for. Requires that a party petitioning a court to order the exhumation of the body of any dead person provide a sworn statement that sets forth either facts establishing a reasonable possibility of (i) the requisite sexual conduct between the petitioner's alleged ancestors or (ii) a biological relationship between the petitioner and his alleged ancestors. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101107D
01/07/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/10/2013Rereferred from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/10/2013Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/01/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Read second time
02/05/2013Reading of amendment waived
02/05/2013Committee amendment agreed to
02/05/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended SB916E
02/05/2013Printed as engrossed 13101107D-E
02/05/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Placed on Calendar
02/11/2013Read first time
02/11/2013Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/14/2013Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Read second time
02/18/2013Read third time
02/18/2013Passed House (97-Y 0-N)
02/18/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB916ER)
02/21/2013Signed by President
02/21/2013Signed by Speaker
03/14/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 370 (effective 7/1/13)
03/14/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0370)


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 1 minute.