Bill Text: NJ S3584 | 2018-2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Repeals law that established optional will registry.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-14 - Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee [S3584 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2018-S3584-Introduced.html

SENATE, No. 3584

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED MARCH 14, 2019

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  NILSA CRUZ-PEREZ

District 5 (Camden and Gloucester)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Repeals law that established optional will registry.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

 


An Act concerning the optional will registry and repealing P.L.2005, c.97.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    P.L.2005, c.97 (C.3B:3-2.1 et seq.) is repealed.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill repeals the law establishing the optional will registry, P.L.2005, c.97 (C.3B:3-2.1 and 3B:3-2.2). The law provides that a person making a will or the person's attorney could register information concerning the location of the will with the will registry, which is maintained by the Secretary of State. The information in the will registry would include the name of the person making the will, the date the will was made, and sufficient identification of the location of the will at the time of registration. The will registry does not keep a copy of the will itself.

     It is the sponsors' view that the statute is not useful and causes unnecessary additional work for surrogates.

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