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
02/09/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/09/2022Committee substitute printed to LIS only 22105582D-S1
02/09/2022Continued to 2023 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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