senate Bill S808

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes a registry of wills and codicils

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
Jan 05, 2011 referred to judiciary

S808 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A526
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Surrogate's Court Procedure Act
Laws Affected:
Add ยง2509, SCPA
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S240, A338

S808 - Summary

Provides that each county shall establish and maintain a registry of wills and codicils executed in that county for which the surrogate's court has jurisdiction; establishes what information shall be included in such registry.

S808 - Sponsor Memo

S808 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

    S. 808                                                    A. 526

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the surrogate's court  procedure  act,  in  relation  to
  establishing a registry of wills and codicils

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The surrogate's court procedure act is amended by adding  a
new section 2509 to read as follows:
S 2509. REGISTRY OF WILLS AND CODICILS
  1.  EACH  COUNTY  SHALL ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A REGISTRY OF WILLS AND
CODICILS EXECUTED IN THE COUNTY FOR WHICH SUCH COURT  HAS  JURISDICTION.
SUCH REGISTRY SHALL BE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION AND SHALL INCLUDE
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
  (A) THE NAME OF THE TESTATOR OR TESTATRIX;
  (B) THE DATE ON WHICH SUCH WILL OR CODICIL WAS EXECUTED;
  (C)  IF  A  CODICIL,  THE  DATE  OF EXECUTION OF THE WILL SUCH CODICIL
AMENDS; AND
  (D) THE PHYSICAL ADDRESS AT WHICH SUCH WILL OR CODICIL IS LOCATED.
  2. UPON THE EXECUTION OF ANY WILL OR CODICIL,  THE  ATTORNEY  FOR  THE
TESTATOR OR TESTATRIX SHALL, WITHIN TEN DAYS AFTER ITS EXECUTION, DELIV-
ER  TO  THE  COURT  THE INFORMATION SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS
SECTION FOR INCLUSION IN THE REGISTRY OF WILLS AND CODICILS. SUCH INFOR-
MATION MAY BE DELIVERED BY MAIL OR ELECTRONIC MEANS AND SHALL BE  DELIV-
ERED IN THE FOLLOWING FORM, OR SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR FORM:

                     "REGISTRY OF WILLS AND CODICILS
        COUNTY OF (INSERT COUNTY OF TESTATOR/TESTATRIX RESIDENCE)

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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