Deceased or incompetent party; admissibility of statements. (SB144)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Admissibility of statements of a deceased or incompetent party. Repeals the "dead man's statute," which provides that no judgment shall be entered against a person incapable of testifying based upon the uncorroborated testimony of the adverse party. Read the Bill »


01/08/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Judiciary Committee


01/08/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102696D
01/08/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Judiciary committee on 01/26/2022. It meets on Monday, 8:00 A.M. and Wednesday, 1/2 hour after adjournment - Senate Room B.

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