Historical African American Cemeteries and Graves Fund; created. (SB881)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) with support from co-patron Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


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 is identical to HB 1523. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102885D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/22/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2020Read second time
01/27/2020Reading of amendments waived
01/27/2020Committee amendments agreed to
01/27/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB881E
01/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB881)
01/27/2020Printed as engrossed 20102885D-E
01/28/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB881E)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/19/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/19/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Committee substitute printed 20108519D-H1
02/21/2020Read second time
02/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB881H1)
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108519D-H1
02/24/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB881H1
02/24/2020Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/24/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Title replaced 20108519D-H1
03/04/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB881ER)
03/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB881ER)
03/05/2020Signed by President
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
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 456 (effective 7/1/20)
03/25/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0456)

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