HB2197: Wills, trusts, powers of attorney, etc.; construction of use of old Code sections.

HOUSE BILL NO. 2197

Offered January 10, 2013
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 2 of Chapter 1 of Title 64.2 a section numbered 64.2-109, relating to construction of the use of old Code references in wills, etc.
Patron-- Peace

Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 2 of Chapter 1 of Title 64.2 a section numbered 64.2-109 as follows:

§ 64.2-109. References to former sections, articles, or chapters.

When any will, trust instrument, power of attorney, or other instrument refers to a section of the Code that, at the time the reference was made in the will, trust instrument, power of attorney, or other instrument, had been repealed and transferred in the same or a modified form to a new section, article, or chapter in Title 64.2, the reference shall be construed to refer to the latter in the absence of any intent to the contrary.