Mortuary science education; practical experience required. (SB143)

Introduced By

Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mortuary science education; practical experience required. Requires every public institution of higher education that offers a degree in mortuary science to require students to complete practical experience in the areas of funeral service and embalming prior to graduation from such program. The bill also provides that a person who is duly enrolled in a mortuary education program may assist in embalming while under the supervision of a funeral service licensee or embalmer with an active, unrestricted license issued by the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, provided that such embalming occurs in a funeral service establishment licensed by the Board and in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Board. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/27/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101219D
12/27/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/15/2018Rereferred from General Laws and Technology (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2018Rereferred to Education and Health
01/17/2018Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/25/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB143)
01/25/2018Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Read second time
01/29/2018Reading of amendment waived
01/29/2018Committee amendment agreed to
01/29/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB143E
01/29/2018Printed as engrossed 18101219D-E
01/30/2018Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Placed on Calendar
02/05/2018Read first time
02/05/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/09/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB143E)
02/15/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Read second time
02/20/2018Read third time
02/20/2018Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB143ER)
02/22/2018Signed by Speaker
02/23/2018Signed by President
02/26/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 26, 2018
02/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 5, 2018
02/26/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB143ER)
03/05/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 186 (effective 7/1/18)
03/05/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0186)