Funeral Directors and Embalmers, Board of; clarifies definition of embalming. (SB895)

Introduced By

Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers. Clarifies the definition of "embalming" to include details on the process and its purpose; eliminates the requirement that the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers offer examinations for licensure at least quarterly; adds mental or physical incapacity to practice his profession with safety to the public to the list of causes for which the Board may refuse to admit a candidate to an examination or may suspend, revoke, or refuse to issue a license; eliminates the requirement that all licenses be signed by the president and secretary of the Board and stamped with the seal of the Board; and makes other technical changes to provisions related to the Board. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101840D
01/07/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/16/2015Impact statement from VDH (SB895)
01/19/2015Rereferred from General Laws and Technology (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2015Rereferred to Education and Health
01/29/2015Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2015Read 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 (SB895ER)
02/18/2015Signed by Speaker
02/19/2015Impact statement from VDH (SB895ER)
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
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 534 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0534)