(By Delegate Hines, By Request)

Expressing the will of the House of Delegates that no funeral or other memorial service in the State Capitol Rotunda be authorized without the requirement of a joint resolution of the Legislature.

Whereas, For any deceased individual to receive the honor of a funeral or memorial service in the hallowed halls of the peoples' Capitol Rotunda in this State, there should be a public and democratic expression that the deceased individual is deserving of that distinct and extremely rare honor based on the person's contributions to public service and the institutions of this State; otherwise, the will and caprice of political manipulation could confer the honor when no real public sentiment or legitimate entitlement for the honor exists; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That sentiment is expressed that no deceased individual be accorded the distinct and eminent honor of a funeral or memorial service in our State Capitol Rotunda without first being conferred the honor by a joint resolution of this Legislature; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the State Senate, the State Congressional Delegation and the Governor.