Bill Text: NY A01726 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to requiring the filing of wills for safekeeping and the reduction of fees for such filing.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 14-3)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-16 - referred to judiciary [A01726 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A01726-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 16, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  SIMON,  GOTTFRIED, ORTIZ, ABINANTI, DICKENS,
          BARA -- read once and referred to the Committee on Judiciary
        AN ACT to amend the surrogate's court procedure  act  and  the  estates,
          powers  and  trusts  law, in relation to the filing of wills for safe-
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Paragraph  (v)  of  subdivision  9 of section 2402 of the
     2  surrogate's court procedure act, as amended by section 30 of part  J  of
     3  chapter 62 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
     4  (v)   a  will  for safekeeping pursuant to section 2507 of
     5          this act except that the court in any  county  may
     6          reduce or dispense with such fee ..................[45.00] 20.00
     7    §  2. Paragraph (a) of section 3-2.1 of the estates, powers and trusts
     8  law is amended by adding a new subparagraph 5 to read as follows:
     9    (5) One hundred twenty days after the effective date of this  subpara-
    10  graph,  such  will  shall be filed with the court of any county in which
    11  the testator is a domiciliary, pursuant to section  twenty-five  hundred
    12  seven  of the surrogate's court procedure act; provided, however, that a
    13  will which satisfies all other requirements of this section shall not be
    14  deemed unenforceable solely for the failure to file such  will  pursuant
    15  to this subparagraph.
    16    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.