Funeral services; acceptance of third-party-provided caskets. (SB831)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Practice of funeral services; sale of certain items. Provides that when arrangements for funeral services have been made by a licensed funeral service establishment, funeral service licensees shall accept caskets provided by third parties in accordance with federal law. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/15/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104793D
01/15/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/22/2018Rereferred from General Laws and Technology (8-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2018Rereferred to Education and Health
01/23/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB831)
02/02/2018Assigned Education sub: Health
02/08/2018Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Committee substitute printed 18106928D-S1
02/09/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB831S1)
02/09/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/12/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106928D-S1
02/12/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB831S1
02/12/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2018Placed on Calendar
02/15/2018Read first time
02/15/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/20/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Read second time
02/23/2018Read third time
02/23/2018Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/23/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB831ER)
02/27/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB831ER)
02/27/2018Signed by Speaker
03/02/2018Signed by President
03/05/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 5, 2018
03/05/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/19/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 378 (effective 7/1/18)
03/19/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0378)