Disposition of the remains of a decedent; persons to make arrangements for funeral. (HB2005)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Disposition of the remains of a decedent; persons to make arrangements for funeral and disposition of remains. Establishes an order of priority for persons who have the right to make arrangements and otherwise be responsible for a decedent's funeral and the disposition of his remains and establishes processes by which such persons may assert or forfeit their right to make arrangements and otherwise be responsible for a decedent's funeral and the disposition of his remains. The bill also provides protections for any funeral service establishment, funeral service establishment manager of record, funeral service licensee, funeral director, embalmer, registered crematory, registered crematory owner, registered crematory manager of record, or certified crematory operator that relies upon a written statement made by a person attesting to his right to make arrangements or otherwise be responsible for a decedent's funeral and sets out rights of funeral service establishments when there is a dispute regarding the arrangements of a decedent's funeral or his remains or the identity of any persons who have the right to make arrangements for the decedent. The bill also adds provisions related to designation of a person to make arrangements for a decedent's funeral or disposition of a decedent's remains, clarification of decision-making authority when next of kin disagrees, and procedures in the absence of next of kin for cemeteries or cemetery companies. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100550D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2021Assigned HWI sub: Health Professions
01/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2005)
01/28/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 1-N)
01/28/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2021Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Committee substitute printed 21103975D-H1
01/29/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2005H1)
02/01/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Read second time
02/02/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103975D-H1
02/02/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2005H1
02/03/2021Read third time and passed House (91-Y 8-N)
02/03/2021VOTE: Passage (91-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Failed to report (defeated) in General Laws and Technology (5-Y 9-N 1-A) (see vote tally)

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