|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 03, 2014||recommit, enacting clause stricken|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to judiciary|
|Jan 17, 2013||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S2429
Archive: Last Bill Status - STRICKEN
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2429 - Details
S2429 - Summary
Authorizes the fiduciary of a decedent to take control of certain web site accounts of the decedent.
S2429 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2429 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the estates, powers and trusts law, in relation to authorizing the fiduciary of a decedent to take control of certain web site accounts of the decedent SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Paragraph (b) of section 11-1.1 of the estates, powers and trusts law is amended by adding a new subparagraph 23. to read as follow: "unless expressly prohibited by the will or court order, to take control of, conduct, continue or terminate any account of the decedent on any social networking web site, microblogging or short message service web site or email service website." PURPOSE AND JUSTIFICATION: This legislation will allow individual to designate a loved one or a family member the authority to terminate a social media account and other messaging accounts after an individual's death. Many advocates believe that continuing to preserve the online presence of the deceased individual could be painful for loved ones. Additionally, it is likely that individuals who are close to the deceased will feel grief and pain when being reminded of their loss. This legislation allows for an individual to assign a representative to control or terminate their online accounts. Critics suggest that
S2429 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2429 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 17, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KLEIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary AN ACT to amend the estates, powers and trusts law, in relation to authorizing the fiduciary of a decedent to take control of certain web site accounts of the decedent THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (b) of section 11-1.1 of the estates, powers and trusts law is amended by adding a new subparagraph 23 to read as follows: (23) UNLESS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED BY THE WILL OR COURT ORDER, TO TAKE CONTROL OF, CONDUCT, CONTINUE OR TERMINATE ANY ACCOUNT OF THE DECEDENT ON ANY SOCIAL NETWORKING WEB SITE, MICROBLOGGING OR SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE WEB SITE OR EMAIL SERVICE WEB SITE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06756-01-3
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