2012 Regular Session


File Code: Estates and Trusts Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 735
Sponsored By:
Senator Shank
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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Senate Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 3/8 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

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