• Current through October 23, 2012

In an action against the estate of a deceased person, the interval, not exceeding two years, between the death of the deceased and 6 months after the date of the first publication of notice of the appointment of a personal representative under section 20-704 may not be computed as a part of the period within which the action must be brought.

(Dec. 23, 1963, 77 Stat. 511, Pub. L. 88-241, § 1; June 24, 1980, D.C. Law 3-72, § 202(a), 27 DCR 2155.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 12-305.

1973 Ed., § 12-305.

Legislative History of Laws

Law 3-72, the "District of Columbia Probate Reform Act of 1980," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 3-91, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on April 1, 1980 and April 22, 1980, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on May 7, 1980, it was assigned Act No. 3-181 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.