Historical African American cemeteries and graves; adds Mt. Calvary Cemetery in City of Portsmouth. (SB198)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) with support from co-patron Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Historical African American cemeteries and graves; Portsmouth. Adds the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in the City of Portsmouth, with 266 eligible gravesites, to the list of historical African American cemeteries for which qualifying charitable organizations may receive funds from the Department of Historic Resources for the care of historical African American cemeteries and graves. This bill is identical to HB 527. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/01/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101681D
01/01/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/18/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB198)
01/29/2018Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/06/2018Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/09/2018Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Placed on Calendar
02/14/2018Read first time
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/19/2018Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #2
02/21/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/21/2018Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/28/2018Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Read second time
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/05/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB198ER)
03/07/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB198ER)
03/07/2018Signed by Speaker
03/09/2018Signed by President
03/15/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 15, 2018
03/15/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/23/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 434 (effective 7/1/18)
03/23/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0434)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB527.