Historical African American Cemeteries and Graves Fund; created. (HB1523)

Introduced By

Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), and Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Historical African American Cemeteries and Graves Fund. Creates the Historical African American Cemeteries and Graves Fund and provides that any funds that are appropriated to the Department of Historic Resources but not used for the maintenance of graves, in particular the listed historical African American cemeteries, shall be deposited in the Fund. The bill authorizes the Director of the Department to manage and administer the Fund and to disburse moneys in the Fund to maintain additional graves that have been certified by the Department and documented in the Department's cultural resources database. The bill also adds six cemeteries to the list of cemeteries for which qualified organizations may receive funds from the Department. The cemeteries are Cuffeytown Cemetery in the City of Chesapeake, with 52 eligible graves; Newtown Cemetery in the City of Harrisonburg, with 400 eligible graves; Stanton Family Cemetery in Buckingham County, with 36 eligible graves; and three cemeteries in Arlington County: Calloway Cemetery, with 29 eligible graves, Lomax Cemetery, with 66 eligible graves, and Mount Salvation Cemetery, with 29 eligible graves. This bill incorporates HB 379, HB 905, HB 1234, and HB 1593 and is identical to SB 881. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2020Presented and ordered printed 20102879D
01/09/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/14/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
01/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1523)
02/05/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/05/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Committee substitute printed 20107734D-H1
02/05/2020Incorporates HB1593 (Fariss)
02/05/2020Incorporates HB905 (Hayes)
02/05/2020Incorporates HB379 (Sullivan)
02/05/2020Incorporates HB1234 (Wilt)
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107734D-H1
02/07/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1523H1
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1523H1)
02/19/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Committee substitute printed 20108494D-S1
02/21/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1523S1)
02/24/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/24/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108494D-S1
02/24/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1523S1
02/24/2020Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Placed on Calendar
02/26/2020Senate substitute agreed to by House 20108494D-S1 (97-Y 0-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: Adoption (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1523ER)
03/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1523ER)
03/03/2020Signed by Speaker
03/04/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/25/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 455 (effective 7/1/20)
03/25/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0455)


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