Decedent's life insurance policy; funeral service provider allowed to request, etc. (HB1835)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Information about a decedent's life insurance policy. Allows a funeral service provider to request, and allows a life insurer to provide, information about a deceased person's life insurance policy, including the name and contact information of any beneficiaries of record. The bill requires a funeral service provider to whom such information is provided to make all reasonable efforts to contact all beneficiaries of record, if the beneficiary is not the decedent's estate, within 100 hours of receiving such information and provide to the beneficiaries all information and documents provided to the funeral service provider by the insurance carrier. The bill also requires the funeral service provider to inform the beneficiaries that the beneficiary of a life insurance policy has no legal duty or obligation to pay any amounts associated with the provision of funeral services or the debts or obligations of the deceased. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103316D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/17/2017Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2
01/23/2017Impact statement from SCC (HB1835)
02/02/2017Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Committee substitute printed 17105076D-H1
02/04/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105076D-H1
02/06/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1835H1
02/07/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/07/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2017Impact statement from SCC (HB1835H1)
02/08/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/13/2017Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Read third time
02/16/2017Reading of amendment waived
02/16/2017Committee amendment agreed to
02/16/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/16/2017Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Placed on Calendar
02/20/2017Senate amendment agreed to by House (95-Y 0-N)
02/20/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1835ER)
02/23/2017Impact statement from SCC (HB1835ER)
02/23/2017Signed by Speaker
02/24/2017Signed by President
02/28/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
02/28/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 482 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0482)