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House Bill 1335


House Bill 1335

ARCHIVE (2010)

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DIGEST OF HB1335 (Updated February 2, 2010 10:13 pm - DI 84)


Rights of publicity. Provides that, for purposes of the law concerning rights of publicity: (1) to codify the common law in existence before July 1, 1994, the law applies to a cause of action commenced after June 30, 1994, regardless of when the cause of action arose; (2) if a personality died testate before July 1, 1994, the rights recognized under the law are deemed to be in the possession of the current holder of the interests of the beneficiary of the residuary clause of the testamentary instrument as if the rights had been distributed according to the testamentary instrument and transferred according to the rights of publicity and, if a personality died intestate before July 1, 1994, the rights recognized under the law are deemed to be in the possession of the current holder of the interests as if the estate had been distributed according to the law where the estate was probated and transferred according to the rights of publicity; and (3) if a testamentary instrument does not contain an express transfer of the deceased personality's rights of publicity, a provision in the testamentary instrument that provides for the disposition of the residue of the deceased personality's assets is effective to transfer the rights recognized under the law in accordance with the terms of the provision. Makes other changes concerning the transferability and descendibility of rights of publicity. Establishes the interim study committee on rights of publicity to study issues related to the law concerning rights of publicity, including issues related to a personality's domicile and residence.
Current Status:
 In Committee - 2nd House
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