2012 Regular Session


File Code: Estates and Trusts Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 517
Sponsored By:
Delegates Schulz, Aumann, Cluster, Dumais, Dwyer, Eckardt, Elliott, Frank, Glass, Haddaway-Riccio, Hershey, Hogan, Hough, Jacobs, Kipke, Krebs, McComas, McConkey, McDermott, W. Miller, Norman, O'Donnell, Otto, Serafini, Szeliga, and Vitale
Estates and Trusts - Slayer's Rule (Ann Sue Metz Law)


Clarifying that a person who feloniously and intentionally kills the decedent is disqualified from inheriting, taking, enjoying, receiving, or otherwise benefitting from the estate, insurance proceeds, or property of the decedent; clarifying that a person may not inherit, take, enjoy, receive, or otherwise benefit from the estate, insurance proceeds, or property of the decedent as a direct result of the disqualification of the killer of a decedent, even though that person is innocent of any wrongdoing; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 3/7 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Kelly Schulz, District 4A
Delegate Susan L. M. Aumann, District 42
Delegate John W. E. Cluster, Jr., District 8
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Don H. Dwyer, Jr., District 31
Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate Donald B. Elliott, District 4B
Delegate William J. Frank, District 42
Delegate Glen Glass, District 34A
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, District 37B
Delegate Stephen S. Hershey, Jr., District 36
Delegate Patrick N. Hogan, District 3A
Delegate Michael J. Hough, District 3B
Delegate Jay A. Jacobs, District 36
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate Tony McConkey, District 33A
Delegate Michael A. McDermott, District 38B
Delegate Warren E. Miller, District 9A
Delegate H. Wayne Norman, Jr., District 35A
Delegate Anthony J. O'Donnell, District 29C
Delegate Charles J. Otto, District 38A
Delegate Andrew A. Serafini, District 2A
Delegate Kathy Szeliga, District 7
Delegate Cathy Vitale, District 33A

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Estates and Trusts
Homicide -see also- Manslaughter; Murder
Insurance -see also- Health Ins; MAIF; Motor Vehicle Ins
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan

Bill affects the following Statute:

Estates and Trusts
( 11-112 )


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Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered