Estate planning documents; electronic execution, codifies Uniform Electronic Wills Act. (HB1856)

Introduced By

Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electronic execution of estate planning documents; Uniform Electronic Wills Act. Permits trusts, advance medical directives, and refusals to make anatomical gifts to be signed and notarized, as appropriate, by electronic means. The bill also codifies the Uniform Electronic Wills Act, which permits a testator to execute a will by electronic means. The Act requires that the will be signed by two witnesses who are in the physical or electronic presence of the testator and acknowledged by the testator and attesting witnesses in the physical or electronic presence of a notary public. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102283D
01/07/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/26/2021Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/27/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/2021Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Committee substitute printed 21103672D-H1
02/01/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Read second time
02/02/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103672D-H1
02/02/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1856H1
02/03/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/03/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/03/2021Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/03/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage #2 (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2021Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary with letter (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2021Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (12-Y 0-N)