1 p.m. March 7, 2016 UPDATE:
The West Virginia Senate voted to approve Jonathan’s Law, which makes photographing a dead body, other than as part of a criminal investigation, illegal. The bill was sent back to the House of Delegates for approval.
ORIGINAL STORY: House Bill 2122 or “Jonathan’s Law” passed through the senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. The bill outlines that no one will take pictures of a dead body and the only time it is legal will be in a criminal investigation. Angela Gilkerson, Jonathan’s fiance, says this is one step closer to closure.
“All it does is really help the other parents and other loved ones and friends won’t have to go through the same thing, there needs to be some accountable for these instances,” Gilkerson said.
Jonathan’s Law passed its second reading. Now it goes up for a third reading and vote, if passed it will go into effect.