Dead bodies; notification for disposition to next of kin to claim body within 30 days of notice. (SB931)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Disposition of unclaimed dead bodies. Establishes a time by which a person must claim a dead body and provides that in cases in which no person claims the body of a deceased person within 90 days of the death or notification of the next of kin of the deceased person, the sheriff or other person or institution having custody of the body may make arrangements for the disposition of the body. The bill also provides immunity from civil liability for sheriffs for acts, decisions, and omissions related to acceptance and disposition of dead bodies. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102279D
01/07/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/10/2013Reported from Education and Health with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/11/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/14/2013Read second time
01/14/2013Reading of amendments waived
01/14/2013Committee amendments agreed to
01/14/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended SB931E
01/14/2013Printed as engrossed 13102279D-E
01/15/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB931E)
01/15/2013Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Placed on Calendar
01/25/2013Read first time
01/25/2013Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/08/2013Assigned HWI sub: #1
02/11/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/14/2013Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Committee substitute printed 13105077D-H1
02/15/2013Read second time
02/18/2013Read third time
02/18/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105077D-H1
02/18/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB931H1
02/18/2013Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/18/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Title replaced 13105077D-H1
02/22/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB931ER)
02/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB931ER)
02/22/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Signed by President
03/14/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 373 (effective 7/1/13)
03/14/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0373)


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.