Sale of cemeteries owned by a locality; notice to descendants. (HB615)

Introduced By

Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sale of cemeteries owned by a locality; notice to descendants. Provides that no cemetery owned by a county or city shall be sold to a private owner unless the county or city has made a good faith effort to ensure, prior to sale, that the ownership of such cemetery is vested in the estate of the last owner of record or that permission for the sale has been granted by the family members or descendants of such owner. The bill describes a good faith effort as an attempt by the county or city to contact all known family members and descendants of the last owner of record no less than three separate times by phone, mail, or visiting the last known address of record for such family members or descendants. The bill requires a county or city to keep written records of each attempt to contact a family member or descendant. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101057D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/21/2022Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
01/27/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
02/03/2022Reported from General Laws (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Read first time
02/08/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/09/2022Read third time and passed House (95-Y 3-N)
02/09/2022VOTE: Passage (95-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
03/02/2022Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Passed by for the day
03/07/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Read third time
03/08/2022Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB615ER)
03/10/2022Signed by Speaker
03/11/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/08/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 281 (effective 7/1/22)
04/08/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0281)

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