Cemetery Board; powers and duties, special interments of human remains & pets of deceased humans. (HB588)

Introduced By

Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol) with support from co-patron Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Cemetery Board; powers and duties; special interments. Provides that a cemetery company may have a section in the cemetery devoted to the interment of human remains and those of their companion animals or the interment of companion animals only under certain circumstances. The bill requires the Cemetery Board to adopt such regulations as the Board deems appropriate and necessary to implement its provisions. The bill defines companion animal. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101799D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/10/2014Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/14/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB588)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB588)
02/04/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 2-N)
02/06/2014Reported from General Laws with substitute (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2014Committee substitute printed 14104810D-H1
02/08/2014Read first time
02/10/2014Read second time
02/10/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104810D-H1
02/10/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB588H1
02/11/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB588H1)
02/11/2014Read third time and passed House (98-Y 1-N)
02/11/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
03/03/2014Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N)
03/04/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2014Read third time
03/05/2014Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
03/07/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB588ER)
03/07/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB588ER)
03/07/2014Signed by Speaker
03/10/2014Signed by President
04/03/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 500 (effective 7/1/14)
04/03/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0500)


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 2 minutes.