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CS/CS/CS/SB 540: Estates

GENERAL BILL by Rules ; Banking and Insurance ; Judiciary ; Hukill

Estates; Providing that the validity and the effect of a specified disposition of real property be determined by Florida law; revising the right to elective share for a surviving spouse; authorizing a trustee to pay attorney fees and costs from the assets of the trust without specified approval or court authorization in certain circumstances; providing that specified qualified beneficiaries may be entitled to an order compelling the refund of a specified payment to the trust, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 4/6/2016 - Chapter No. 2016-189
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Banking and Insurance (BI)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/15/2015 Senate • Filed
10/21/2015 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Banking and Insurance; Rules -SJ 39
11/9/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 11/17/15, 3:30 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
11/17/2015 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 127
11/18/2015 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
11/19/2015 Senate • Now in Banking and Insurance -SJ 127
11/23/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Banking and Insurance, 12/01/15, 1:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
12/1/2015 Senate • CS/CS by Banking and Insurance; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -SJ 128
12/2/2015 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
12/3/2015 Senate • Now in Rules -SJ 128
1/11/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 01/14/16, 10:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building
1/12/2016 Senate • Introduced -SJ 39
• CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 115
• CS/CS by Banking and Insurance read 1st time -SJ 115
1/14/2016 Senate • CS/CS/CS by- Rules; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -SJ 222
1/15/2016 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 222
1/20/2016 Senate • CS/CS/CS by Rules read 1st time -SJ 227
2/11/2016 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/18/16
2/18/2016 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 423
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/23/2016 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 447
• CS passed; YEAS 38 NAYS 0 -SJ 447
2/24/2016 House • In Messages
3/1/2016 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 634
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/03/16
• Received -HJ 634
3/3/2016 House • Substituted for CS/CS/HB 393 -HJ 723
• Read 2nd time -HJ 723
• Amendment(s) adopted (065027) -HJ 723
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/4/2016 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 738
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 114 NAYS 1 -HJ 738
3/4/2016 Senate • In returning messages
3/10/2016 Senate • Concurred in 1 amendment(s) (065027) -SJ 955
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 38 NAYS 0 -SJ 955
• Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -SJ 955
3/22/2016 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
4/6/2016 • Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2016-189