No-contest clauses; limitations on penalty clause. (SB757)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


No-contest clauses; exceptions. Allows the beneficiary of a will or trust to institute an action to seek interpretation or enforcement of a provision of a will or trust without triggering the penalties of a no-contest clause. This bill does not eliminate the general utility of no-contest clauses to prevent unwarranted challenges or contests to the validity of a will or trust. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/17/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101676D
12/17/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (7-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2013Passed by for the day
01/17/2013Passed by for the day
01/18/2013Passed by for the day
01/21/2013Read second time
01/21/2013Floor substitute printed 13104146D-S1 (Edwards)
01/21/2013Reading of substitute waived
01/21/2013Substitute by Senator Edwards agreed to 13104146D-S1
01/21/2013Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB757S1
01/22/2013Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Placed on Calendar
01/25/2013Read first time
01/25/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2013Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
02/11/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/18/2013Left in Courts of Justice


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 12 minutes.