Funeral arrangements; def. of next of kin, proof of designated person to make funeral arrangements. (HB652)

Introduced By

Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Funeral arrangements; disputes between next of kin; proof of next of kin status. Establishes a dispute resolution process for disagreements about what persons are responsible for a decedent's funeral and the disposition for such decedent's remains. The bill permits funeral service licensees to require a person claiming next of kin status to execute a document affirming that such person is the next of kin. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104737D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/11/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB652)
01/23/2024Referred from General Laws
01/23/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services
01/24/2024Assigned sub: Health
02/01/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/06/2024Reported from Health and Human Services with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Committee substitute printed 24105717D-H1
02/07/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB652H1)
02/08/2024Read first time
02/09/2024Read second time
02/09/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24105717D-H1
02/09/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB652H1
02/12/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/12/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/21/2024Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Read third time
02/26/2024Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB652ER)
02/29/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB652ER)
02/29/2024Signed by Speaker
03/03/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
03/28/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 200 (effective 7/1/24)
03/28/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0200)

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