VA SB1268 | 2021 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 11 2021 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2021-02-02 - Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (11-Y 3-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]

Summary

Disposition of the remains of a decedent; persons to make Disposition of the remains of a decedent; persons to make arrangements for funeral and disposition of remains. Establishes an order of priority for persons who have the right to make arrangements and otherwise be responsible for a decedent's funeral and the disposition of his remains, provided that any such person is 18 years of age or older and of sound mind. The bill sets out, among other things, the circumstances under which such persons forfeit the right to make arrangements and otherwise be responsible for a person's funeral and the disposition of his remains and sets out assertions that a person seeking to exercise the right to make such arrangements must attest to in a signed written statement to be delivered to the funeral service establishment. Any funeral service establishment, funeral service establishment manager of record, funeral service licensee, funeral director, embalmer, registered crematory, registered crematory owner, registered crematory manager of record, or certified crematory operator that relies upon such a written statement shall be immune from civil or criminal liability for any act, decision, or omission in connection with following such person's direction related to the decedent's funeral and the disposition of his remains, unless such act, decision, or omission resulted from willful neglect or bad faith. The bill sets out rights of funeral service establishments when there is a dispute regarding the arrangements of a decedent's funeral or his remains or the identity of any persons who have the right to make arrangements for the decedent. The bill specifies that the provisions do not apply to cemeteries or cemetery companies.

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Title

Disposition of the remains of a decedent; persons to make arrangements for funeral.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2021-02-02 - Senate - Senate: Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (11-Y 3-N) (Y: 11 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2021-02-02SenatePassed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (11-Y 3-N)
2021-01-11SenateReferred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
2021-01-11SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101273D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
321309.1(n/a)See Bill Text
5412800(n/a)See Bill Text
5412807(n/a)See Bill Text
5412807.01(n/a)See Bill Text
5412807.02(n/a)See Bill Text
5412825(n/a)See Bill Text
5412825.1(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources


Bill Comments 750

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