Wrongful death action; award shall be distributed to decedent's estate. (HB2977)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Distribution of damages awarded in wrongful death action. States that an award in a wrongful death action shall be distributed to the decedent's estate and dispersed as if it were any other asset. Currently, 8.01-53 sets out classes of beneficiaries and allows the fact finder or court to establish eligibility. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2007Committee
01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 073226232
01/10/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2007Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
02/06/2007Left in Courts of Justice