senate Bill S5961

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Authorizes the fiduciary of a decedent to take control of certain web site accounts of the decedent

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to judiciary
Mar 24, 2021 referred to judiciary

S5961 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Estates, Powers and Trusts Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §11-1.1, EPT L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6629
2013-2014: S2429, S6532
2015-2016: S1741
2017-2018: S702
2019-2020: S3529

S5961 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the fiduciary of a decedent to take control of certain web site accounts of the decedent.

S5961 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5961 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5961
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 24, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. REICHLIN-MELNICK -- 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.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08278-01-1


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