Disposition of the remains of a decedent; right to control. (SB1478)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Disposition of the remains of a decedent; right to control. Establishes a priority order for the right to control the disposition of the remains of a decedent; the location, manner, and condition of disposition; and the arrangements for funeral goods and services to be provided, as well as circumstances that would forfeit this right. The bill establishes procedures for resolving disagreements among those who have the right to control and provides liability protections for licensed funeral establishments, funeral service licensees, registered crematories, or registered crematory operators that rely in good faith upon the instructions of an individual claiming the right of disposition. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102960D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/11/2019Impact statement from VDH (SB1478)
01/14/2019Rereferred from General Laws and Technology (10-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/14/2019Rereferred to Education and Health
01/21/2019Assigned Education sub: Health
01/24/2019Stricken at request of patron in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)