Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate Became Law
01/06/2020        

Funeral service providers; caskets provided by third parties.

Eliminates the prohibition on sale or offering for sale of caskets by a person other than a licensed funeral service establishment or funeral service licensee in cases in which preneed funeral arrangements for funeral services are being made. The bill requires funeral service licensees to accept caskets provided by a third party in accordance with the requirements of federal law but makes clear that no funeral service establishment or funeral service licensee may be required to store a casket provided by a third party when preneed arrangements for funeral services have been made.

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01/31/2020 House: Printed as engrossed 20104926D-E Open
01/06/2020 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104926D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20104926D
    HOUSE BILL NO. 641
    House Amendments in [ ] � January 31, 2020
    A BILL to amend and reenact � 54.1-2808.3 of the Code of Virginia, relating to funeral service providers; caskets provided by third parties.
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    Patron Prior to Engrossment--Delegate Hurst
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    Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
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    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.

    B. No funeral service establishment or funeral service licensee shall be required to store a casket provided by a third party when preneed arrangements for funeral services have been made.

    [ C. Any person selling or providing preneed caskets shall be subject to the same preneed requirements as set forth in 16 C.F.R. Part 453, Funeral Industry Practices, Federal Trade Commission, and � 54.1-2820. ]

    Picture Name From Date Type
    Chris L. Hurst D-Richmond Sponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/31/2020 House House: Printed as engrossed 20104926D-E
    01/28/2020 House House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (22-Y 0-N)
    01/23/2020 House House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (6-Y 0-N)
    01/15/2020 House House: Assigned HWI sub: Health Professions
    01/06/2020 House House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104926D
    01/06/2020 House House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
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    House 1/28/2020 12:00:00 AM 23 0 0
    House 1/15/2020 12:00:00 AM 7 0 0
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