Partition; election to purchase. (SB774)

Introduced By

Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Partition; election to purchase. Provides that a defendant in a suit for partition may elect to purchase the property at fair market value. If the election to purchase fails to close and title fails to pass to the petitioner for any reason, then the court may order that the petitioner pay reasonable attorney fees and costs to the opposing party. The bill further provides that only if the election fails or no party elects to purchase the property may the court proceed with allotting the property to one or more parties. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104492D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/07/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Committee substitute printed 18106740D-S1
02/08/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Read second time
02/09/2018Committee substitute rejected 18106740D-S1
02/09/2018Floor substitute printed 18106985D-S2 (Chafin)
02/09/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2018Substitute by Senator Chafin agreed to 18106985D-S2
02/09/2018Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB774S2
02/12/2018Passed by temporarily
02/12/2018Read third time and passed Senate (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2018Placed on Calendar
02/15/2018Read first time
02/15/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
03/06/2018Left in Courts of Justice