Cemeteries; registration, publication prior to sale. (HB961)

Introduced By

Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Cemeteries; registration; publication prior to sale. Expands provisions that allow localities to adopt an ordinance setting forth a register of identified cemeteries, graveyards, or other places of burial located on private property not belonging to any memorial or monumental association by providing that such localities shall publish a notice prior to the public sale of any publicly owned property that contains a known cemetery, graveyard, or other place of burial, or as soon thereafter as possible. The notice shall specify that a cemetery is present on the property. If the property falls under an exception provided for significant historic and archeological sites that would be jeopardized by public disclosure of their location, then no such notice is required. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100951D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/24/2022Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB961CHP)
01/24/2022Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #1
01/28/2022Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB961)
02/04/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/04/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
02/11/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/11/2022Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Floor substitute printed 22106601D-H1 (Roem)
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Substitute by Delegate Roem agreed to 22106601D-H1
02/14/2022Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB961H1
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House (89-Y 10-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Passage (89-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
03/02/2022Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (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
03/08/2022Reading of amendment waived
03/08/2022Committee amendment agreed to
03/08/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/08/2022Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022Senate amendment agreed to by House (91-Y 6-N)
03/09/2022VOTE: Adoption (91-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB961ER)
03/11/2022Signed 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
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 369 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0369)