Veterans; unclaimed cremains. (SB1106)

Introduced By

Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unclaimed cremains of veterans; eligible dependents; veterans service organizations. Authorizes a funeral director to notify a veterans service organization as an alternative to notifying the Department of Veterans Services (Department) when cremains remain unclaimed. The bill also requires the Department or a veterans service organization, in addition to determining if unclaimed cremains are those of a veteran as provided under current law, to determine if unclaimed cremains are those of a veteran's eligible dependent. The bill also authorizes a funeral director to transfer the cremains of an eligible veteran or his eligible dependent to a veterans service organization or the Department for the purpose of disposition of such cremains and provides that absent bad faith or malicious intent no funeral director or veterans service organization is liable for civil negligence for actions permitted under the law. The bill also changes from 30 days to 45 days the time in which the Department or veterans service organization is required to notify the funeral director if the cremains are those of a veteran or eligible dependent. The bill makes technical changes. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100581D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/26/2015Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1106)
01/29/2015Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2015Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Placed on Calendar
02/06/2015Read first time
02/06/2015Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/12/2015Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2015Read second time
02/16/2015Read third time
02/16/2015Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1106ER)
02/18/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1106ER)
02/18/2015Signed by Speaker
02/20/2015Signed by President
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/23/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/23/15
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/16/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 138 (effective 7/1/15)
03/16/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0138)