Cemeteries; procedure for removal and relocation of human remains. (HB997)

Introduced By

Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge) with support from co-patrons Del. Mike Futrell (D-Woodbridge), and Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Proceedings for the removal and relocation of human remains. Strengthens the requirements for disinterment and relocation of human remains from a cemetery or graveyard by the landowner by requiring the institution of legal proceedings, heightened notice requirements to any heirs or descendants, and notice to the Department of Historic Resources and any local historical commission or organization. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103431D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/10/2014Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
01/28/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/30/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB997)
01/30/2014Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2014Committee substitute printed 14104521D-H1
02/03/2014Read first time
02/04/2014Read second time
02/04/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104521D-H1
02/04/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB997H1
02/05/2014Read third time and passed House (93-Y 1-N)
02/05/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (93-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/07/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB997H1)
02/24/2014Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/24/2014Committee substitute printed 14105290D-S1
02/26/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/26/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB997S1)
02/27/2014Read third time
02/27/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/27/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14105290D-S1
02/27/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB997S1
02/27/2014Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/28/2014Placed on Calendar
03/03/2014Senate substitute agreed to by House 14105290D-S1 (93-Y 0-N)
03/03/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (93-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB997ER)
03/06/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB997ER)
03/06/2014Signed by Speaker
03/09/2014Signed by President
04/04/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 588 (effective 7/1/14)
04/04/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0588)


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 3 minutes.