Cremate; expands definition, alkaline hydrolysis. (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

Definitions; cremate; crematory; alkaline hydrolysis. Expands the definition of "cremate" to include reducing a dead human body to ashes and bone fragments through alkaline hydrolysis, a water-based process of dissolution using alkaline chemicals and agitation known as aquamation. The bill adds "aquamator" as an additional term for the existing definition of "cremator." The bill also adds "aquatorium" as an additional term for the existing definition of "crematory" or "crematorium" and amends the definition to include a facility containing a pressure vessel. Under current law, "cremate" means to reduce a dead human body to ashes and bone fragments by the action of fire, and "crematory" or "crematorium" means a facility containing a furnace for cremation of dead human bodies. Read the Bill »

Status

01/07/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the General Laws and Technology Committee

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)

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