Dead bodies; disposition. (SB403)

Introduced By

Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Dead bodies, disposition. Authorizes the Department of Corrections to accept and dispose of an unclaimed dead body of a person who has been received into the state corrections system and died prior to his release and whose body the Commissioner of Health refuses to accept. The bill also provides liability protection for such acceptance and disposition. Read the Bill »


01/16/2014: Merged into SB304


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101389D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/13/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB403)
01/16/2014Incorporated by Education and Health (SB304-Alexander) (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


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 35 seconds.