Disposition of unclaimed dead body; final orders of transportation and disposition. (SB959)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Disposition of unclaimed dead body; final orders of transportation and disposition. Provides that in cases in which a county or city attorney or the attorney for the Commonwealth for a county or city requests an order for transportation and disposition of an unclaimed dead body, the attorney shall do so forthwith and without delay and shall request that the order be entered by the court within one business day. The bill also provides that the request shall include instructions for the transportation and disposition of the unclaimed dead body and that the final order may direct the clerk to provide a copy of the final order to the attorney who has submitted the request. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2018Presented and ordered printed 18100331D
01/19/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/25/2018Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Read second time and engrossed
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
02/16/2018Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
02/22/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
02/27/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (14-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2018Committee substitute printed 18107487D-H1
03/01/2018Read second time
03/02/2018Passed by for the day
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107487D-H1
03/05/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB959H1
03/05/2018Passed House with substitute (78-Y 21-N)
03/05/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (78-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Title replaced 18107487D-H1
03/08/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB959ER)
03/08/2018Signed by Speaker
03/10/2018Signed by President
03/16/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 16, 2018
03/16/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
04/04/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 773 (effective 7/1/18)
04/04/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0773)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 56 seconds.