Alkaline hydrolysis; work group to determine regulatory & statutory changes needed to legalize, etc. (SB129)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Kim Taylor (R-Dinwiddie)

Progress

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

Description

Study; Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers; alkaline hydrolysis work group; report. Directs the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers to convene a work group to study how to legalize, implement, and regulate the process of alkaline hydrolysis in the Commonwealth. The bill requires the Board to report the results of the study to the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Education and Health and the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions on or before November 1, 2022. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/07/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100630D
01/07/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/11/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB129)
02/02/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/02/2022Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/02/2022Committee substitute printed 22105960D-S1
02/04/2022Rules suspended (0-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB129S1)
02/07/2022Read second time
02/07/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/07/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105960D-S1
02/07/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB129S1
02/08/2022Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/23/2022Placed on Calendar
02/23/2022Read first time
02/23/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/24/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment(s) (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read second time
03/01/2022Read third time
03/01/2022Committee amendment agreed to
03/01/2022Engrossed by House as amended
03/01/2022Passed House with amendment (80-Y 19-N)
03/01/2022VOTE: Passage (80-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Enrolled
03/08/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB129ER)
03/08/2022Signed by President
03/08/2022Signed by Speaker
03/09/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB129ER)
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
04/07/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 191 (effective 7/1/22)
04/07/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0191)
04/07/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text reprinted (CHAP0191)

Comments

Sandra Schlaudecker writes:

As the president of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of the Virginia Blue Ridge, I would like to thank Senator Joe Morrissey and Del. Kim Taylor for introducing this bill. Many other states allow alkaline hydrolysis (AH) and I am happy to see Virginia moving in that direction. AH is a more environmentally friendly way of disposing of a body and should be an alternative for consumers.

Linda Plaut writes:

Thank you, senator Morrissey and Delegate Taylor for introducing this bill. The late, great human rights activist Desmond Tutu chose this method of death care because he cared for the future of the Earth. Virginia should do the same.

Joanne Watson writes:

Thank you senator Morrissey and Delegate Taylor for introducing this bill. Every citizen of this commonwealth deserves the right to chose their method of death care. The fact that it is more earth friendly is a plus and shows our representatives that we care about what laws they are enacting

Courtney Stewart writes:

Thank you for supporting this bill and being open minded and willing to learn. Alkaline Hydrolysis is a reasonable and environmentally friendly alternative to cremation. Senator Morrissey and Delegate Taylor’s work on this topic is appreciated by those of us who seek more affordable and responsible solutions to end of life decisions, including what to do with the body.

Katelyn P Doxsee writes:

I would like to thank Senator Joe Morrissey and Del. Kim Taylor for introducing this bill. AH is a more environmentally friendly way of disposing of a body and should be an alternative for consumers.

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