assembly Bill A7412A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Removes the prohibition on individuals convicted of a felony that prevents them from being appointed fiduciary of an estate

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 09, 2020 print number 7412a
Sep 09, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to judiciary
Jan 08, 2020 referred to judiciary
May 01, 2019 referred to judiciary

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A7412 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8983
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Surrogate's Court Procedure Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §707, SCPA
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A2573, S294

A7412 - Summary

Removes the prohibition on individuals convicted of a felony that prevents them from being appointed fiduciary of an estate; allows the court the discretion to permit or prevent such appointment of an individual convicted of a felony; and allows for the appointment of an interpreter during the appointment process for the fiduciary of an estate.

A7412 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7412
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                May 1, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. FALL -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Judiciary
 
 AN ACT to amend the surrogate's court  procedure  act,  in  relation  to
   removing  the  prohibition  on  felons  that  prevents them from being
   appointed fiduciary of an estate
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Paragraphs (d) and (e) of subdivision 1 and subdivision 2
 of section 707 of the surrogate's court procedure act, paragraph (e)  as
 amended by chapter 514 of the laws of 1993, are amended and a new subdi-
 vision 3 is added to read as follows:
   (d)  [a felon
   (e)] one who does not possess the qualifications required of a fiduci-
 ary  by  reason  of  substance  abuse, dishonesty, improvidence, want of
 understanding, or who is  otherwise  unfit  for  the  execution  of  the
 office.
   2.    Persons ineligible in court's discretion.  The court may declare
 ineligible to act as fiduciary:
   (A) a person unable to read and write the English language; OR
   (B) A FELON WHOSE CRIME MAY BE ADVERSE TO THE WELFARE OF  THE  ESTATE,
 INCLUDING  BUT  NOT LIMITED TO, CRIMES SUCH AS EMBEZZLEMENT OR ANY CRIME
 WHERE THERE WAS A MISAPPROPRIATION OF MONEY OR  A  BREACH  OF  FIDUCIARY
 DUTY.
   3.  INTERPRETER.  UPON  REQUEST  OF  A  PERSON  SUBJECT TO THE COURT'S
 DISCRETION UNDER SUBDIVISION  TWO  OF  THIS  SECTION,  THE  COURT  SHALL
 PROVIDE AN INTERPRETER TO INTERPRET THE TESTIMONY OF ANY PERSON WHO DOES
 NOT SPEAK THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE WELL ENOUGH TO BE READILY UNDERSTOOD.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10968-04-9

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A7412A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8983
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Surrogate's Court Procedure Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §707, SCPA
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A2573, S294

A7412A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Removes the prohibition on individuals convicted of a felony that prevents them from being appointed fiduciary of an estate; allows the court the discretion to permit or prevent such appointment of an individual convicted of a felony; and allows for the appointment of an interpreter during the appointment process for the fiduciary of an estate.

A7412A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7412--A
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                May 1, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. FALL, DICKENS, D'URSO, WILLIAMS, SAYEGH, GOTT-
   FRIED, O'DONNELL, WRIGHT, EPSTEIN, ORTIZ, BARRON, PICHARDO  --  Multi-
   Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee  on  Judiciary  --  recommitted  to  the Committee on Judiciary in
   accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged,  bill
   amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
   tee
 
 AN ACT to amend the surrogate's court  procedure  act,  in  relation  to
   removing  the  prohibition  on  individuals convicted of a felony that
   prevents them from being appointed fiduciary of an estate
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Paragraphs (d) and (e) of subdivision 1 and subdivision 2
 of section 707 of the surrogate's court procedure act, paragraph (e)  as
 amended by chapter 514 of the laws of 1993, are amended and a new subdi-
 vision 3 is added to read as follows:
   (d)  [a felon
   (e)] one who does not possess the qualifications required of a fiduci-
 ary  by  reason  of  substance  abuse, dishonesty, improvidence, want of
 understanding, or who is  otherwise  unfit  for  the  execution  of  the
 office.
   2.    Persons ineligible in court's discretion.  The court may declare
 ineligible to act as fiduciary:
   (A) a person unable to read and write the English language; OR
   (B) AN INDIVIDUAL CONVICTED OF A FELONY WHOSE CRIME MAY BE ADVERSE  TO
 THE  WELFARE OF THE ESTATE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CRIMES SUCH AS
 EMBEZZLEMENT OR ANY CRIME WHERE THERE WAS A MISAPPROPRIATION OF MONEY OR
 A BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY.
   3. INTERPRETER. UPON REQUEST  OF  A  PERSON  SUBJECT  TO  THE  COURT'S
 DISCRETION  UNDER  SUBDIVISION  TWO  OF  THIS  SECTION,  THE COURT SHALL
 PROVIDE AN INTERPRETER TO INTERPRET THE TESTIMONY OF ANY PERSON WHO DOES
 NOT SPEAK THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE WELL ENOUGH TO BE READILY UNDERSTOOD.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.