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Bill Detail: HB24-1077

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Title Lodged Wills
Status House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations (01/23/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Probate, Trusts, & Fiduciaries
House Sponsors M. Soper (R)
J. Joseph (D)
Senate Sponsors
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/10/2024
Summary

Under current law, the court must maintain lodged wills for an
indefinite period of time. The bill requires the clerk of the court to retain
a lodged will for 3 years following the date the will is accepted for
lodging if no probate proceeding is filed and 2 years following the date
the estate is closed if a probate proceeding is filed with the court.
Additionally, the bill sets requirements for a clerk of the court to
accept, preserve, return, and destroy an original will and requirements for
retaining an electronic record of a lodged will.

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