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The DC Code: § 16-2702 Party plaintiff; statute of limitations.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)

An action pursuant to this chapter shall be brought by and in the name of the personal representative of the deceased person, and within 2 years after the death of the person injured.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 16-2702. 1973 Ed., § 16-2702. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 19-177 substituted "2 years" from "one year". Temporary Amendments of Section Section 2 of D.C. Law 19-147 substituted "2 years" for "one year". Section 4(b) of D.C. Law 19-147 provides that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect. Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of Wrongful Death Emergency Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-338, March 30, 2012, 59 DCR 2567). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2 of the Wrongful Death Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-390, July 9, 2012, 59 DCR 8499). Legislative History of Laws Law 19-177, the "Wrongful Death Act of 2012", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 19-717, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 26, 2012, and July 10, 2012, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 25, 2012, it was assigned Act No. 19-416 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 19-177 became effective on October 22, 2012. DC CODE § 16-2702 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Dec. 23, 1963, 77 Stat. 596, Pub. L. 88-241, § 1; Oct. 22, 2012, D.C. Law 19-177, § 3, 59 DCR 9353.)