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Senate Bill 1104; Regular Session 2015-2016


Printer's No.(PN):
Short Title:
An Act amending Title 20 (Decedents, Estates and Fiduciaries) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in orphans' court divisions, further providing for nonmandatory exercise of jurisdiction through orphans' court division; in wills, further providing for rules of interpretation; in dispositions independent of letters, family exemption, probate of wills and grant of letters, providing for submission to jurisdiction; in administration and personal representatives, further providing for continuation of business and for incorporation of estate's business; in accounts and distribution, further providing for determination of title to decedent's interest in real estate; in health care, further providing for definitions, for when health care power of attorney is operative, for authority of health care agent and for relation of health care agent to court-appointed guardian and other agents; in powers of attorney, further providing for general provisions, for authority that requires specific and general grant of authority, for form of power of attorney, for implementation of power of attorney, for durable powers of attorney and for account; providing for meaning and effect of power of attorney and for jurisdiction and venue; in estates, further providing for release or disclaimer of powers or interests; in estates, providing for release of powers and interests and disclaimer of powers; providing for powers of appointment; in trusts, further providing for nonjudicial settlement agreements - UTC 111, for representation of parties in interest in general, for division of trusts, for resignation of trustee and filing resignation, for duty to inform and report, for limitation of action against trustee and for powers, duties and liabilities identical with personal representatives; codifying provisions of the Charitable Instruments Act of 1971; in principal and income, further providing for charitable trusts; and making a related repeal.
PN 1498
Referred to JUDICIARY, Jan. 13, 2016
Reported as committed, Jan. 19, 2016
First consideration, Jan. 19, 2016
Second consideration, Jan. 27, 2016
Laid on the table, March 21, 2016
Removed from table, March 21, 2016
PN 1645
Amended on third consideration, March 22, 2016
(Remarks see Senate Journal Page 217), March 22, 2016
Third consideration and final passage, April 4, 2016 (48-0)
In the House
Referred to JUDICIARY, April 6, 2016
PN 1896
Reported as amended, June 7, 2016
First consideration, June 7, 2016
Laid on the table, June 7, 2016
Removed from table, June 8, 2016
Second consideration, June 13, 2016
Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, June 13, 2016
Re-reported as committed, June 14, 2016
Third consideration and final passage, June 14, 2016 (195-0)
In the Senate
Re-reported on concurrence, as committed, June 29, 2016
Senate concurred in House amendments, June 30, 2016 (50-0)
Signed in Senate, June 30, 2016
Signed in House, June 30, 2016
Presented to the Governor, July 1, 2016
Approved by the Governor, July 8, 2016
Act No. 79 of 2016, July 8, 2016
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