Presumption of death; confessions or convictions of murder. (HB384)

Introduced By

Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Presumption of death; confessions or convictions of murder. Provides that any person who is a resident of the Commonwealth shall be presumed dead if such person has disappeared, his body has not been found, he is not known to be alive, and an individual has confessed to such person's murder under oath or has been convicted of such murder. The bill further exempts such persons from the notice and hearing requirements otherwise required for the court to enter an order determining that the presumed decedent is in fact dead. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/02/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104060D
01/02/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/29/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
01/31/2020Continued to 2021 in Courts of Justice
12/04/2020Left in Courts of Justice

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