Decedents' estates; priority of debts. (HB412)

Introduced By

Del. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Decedents' estates; priority of debts. Increases from $2,000 to $5,000 the amount available from the estate to pay funeral expenses when there are insufficient assets for the satisfaction of all demands against the estate. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080710520
01/04/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2008Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/21/2008Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2008Read first time
01/24/2008Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2008Read third time and passed House (96-Y 0-N 1-A)
01/25/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/25/2008Communicated to Senate
01/28/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 1-N)
02/18/2008Read third time
02/18/2008Reading of amendment waived
02/18/2008Committee amendment agreed to
02/18/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/18/2008Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 1-N)
02/19/2008Placed on Calendar
02/20/2008Senate amendment rejected by House (2-Y 94-N 1-A)
02/20/2008VOTE: --- REJECTED (2-Y 94-N 1-A)
02/22/2008Senate insisted on amendment (39-Y 0-N)
02/22/2008Senate requested conference committee
02/26/2008House acceded to request
02/27/2008Conferees appointed by Senate
02/27/2008Senators: Smith, Petersen, McEachin
02/28/2008Conferees appointed by House
02/28/2008Delegates: Griffith, Kilgore, Valentine
03/05/2008Reading of conference report waived
03/05/2008Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N 1-A)
03/05/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N 1-A)
03/07/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB412ER)
03/07/2008Signed by Speaker
03/09/2008Signed by President
03/27/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 666 (effective 7/1/08)