HB 439 Veterans; disposition and identification of unclaimed cremains.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)

Veterans; disposition of cremains.  Provides for a funeral director to provide the names and any other identifying information on unclaimed cremains to the Department of Veterans Services in order for the Department to determine if the unclaimed cremains are those of a veteran. Under the bill, commencing July 1, 2014, the Department shall notify the funeral director within 30 days of receipt of the information if the cremains are those of a veteran and whether such veteran is eligible for burial in a veterans cemetery. In addition, the bill provides that the names and any personal identifying information submitted by a funeral director to the Department are exempt from disclosure under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (§ 2.2-3700 et seq.).

Full text:
01/10/12  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100050D  pdf | impact statement
01/26/12  House: Committee substitute printed 12104530D-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/17/12  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB439ER)  pdf | impact statement
02/28/12  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0024)  pdf

Status:
01/10/12  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100050D
01/10/12  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/13/12  House: Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
01/24/12  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
01/26/12  House: Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
01/26/12  House: Committee substitute printed 12104530D-H1
01/30/12  House: Read first time
01/31/12  House: Read second time
01/31/12  House: Committee substitute agreed to 12104530D-H1
01/31/12  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB439H1
02/01/12  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/01/12  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
02/02/12  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/12  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/13/12  Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N)
02/14/12  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/15/12  Senate: Read third time
02/15/12  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/12  House: Enrolled
02/17/12  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB439ER)
02/17/12  House: Signed by Speaker
02/20/12  Senate: Signed by President
02/28/12  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 24 (effective 7/1/12)
02/28/12  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0024)