Bill Text: VA HB1828 | 2019 | Regular Session | Chaptered

Bill Title: Sale of caskets; preneed arrangements for funeral services.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-03-19 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0603) [HB1828 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2019-HB1828-Chaptered.html

An Act to amend and reenact §54.1-2808.3 of the Code of Virginia, relating to sale of caskets.
[H 1828]
Approved March 19, 2019


Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That §54.1-2808.3 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§54.1-2808.3. Acceptance of third-party-provided caskets.

A. No person except a licensed funeral service establishment or funeral service licensee shall offer for sale or sell a casket when preneed arrangements for funeral services are being made, including preneed funeral contracts and preneed funeral planning.

B. When at-need arrangements for funeral services have been made with a licensed funeral service establishment, funeral service licensees shall accept caskets provided by third parties in accordance with 16 C.F.R. Part 453, Funeral Industry Practices, Federal Trade Commission.