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Introduced House Bill (H)

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Statewide electronic wills registry. Authorizes the supreme court and state office of judicial administration to create a statewide electronic wills registry (registry). Provides the supreme court and the state office of judicial administration with rule making authority. Allows certain individuals to deposit the following items into the registry: (1) Information concerning individual testators, electronic wills, or the execution of an electronic will. (2) The electronic record of an electronic will. (3) Any document integrity evidence associated with an electronic will. (4) A digital and readable copy of a complete converted copy of an electronic will. Requires the administrator of the Statewide electronic wills registry. Authorizes the supreme court and state office of judicial administration to create a statewide electronic wills registry (registry). Provides the supreme court and the state office of judicial administration with rule making authority. Allows certain individuals to deposit the following items into the registry: (1) Information concerning individual testators, electronic wills, or the execution of an electronic will. (2) The electronic record of an electronic will. (3) Any document integrity evidence associated with an electronic will. (4) A digital and readable copy of a complete converted copy of an electronic will. Requires the administrator of the registry to index submitted items according to the following: (1) The name of the testator. (2) The testator's county of residence. (3) The date of execution for any submitted electronic will. (4) The name of any attorney responsible for the preparation or execution of a submitted electronic will. Requires the registry administrator to make the registry index: (1) available to; and (2) searchable by; the public. Requires the registry administrator to keep the substantive content of: (1) any electronic will; (2) any complete converted copy; or (3) all document integrity evidence; private, secure, and inaccessible to the public. Requires the registry administrator to issue a certified report concerning the existence of certain items associated with a specific testator in certain instances. Requires the registry administrator to issue a certified transcript of: (1) an electronic will; (2) a complete converted copy; and (3) any associated document integrity evidence; in certain instances. Allows the registry administrator to charge fees in certain instances. Defines certain terms. ... View more