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CS/CS/CS/SB 206: Wills and Trusts

GENERAL BILL by Rules ; Banking and Insurance ; Judiciary ; Passidomo ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Brandes

Wills and Trusts; Creating the “Florida Electronic Wills Act”; specifying requirements that must be satisfied in the execution of electronic wills; authorizing an electronic will of a nonresident of this state which is properly executed in this or another state to be offered for and admitted to probate in this state; requiring a qualified custodian to post and maintain a blanket surety bond, subject to certain requirements, or to maintain a certain liability insurance policy; authorizing the Attorney General to petition a court for the appointment of a receiver to manage certain records under certain conditions, etc.

Effective Date: Except as otherwise provided in this act and except for this section, which shall take effect upon becoming a law, this act shall take effect July 1, 2017
Last Action: 4/28/2017 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 1379 (Ch. 2017-155) -SJ 553
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Banking and Insurance (BI)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/21/2016 Senate • Filed
1/12/2017 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Banking and Insurance; Rules -SJ 51
1/13/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 01/24/17, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
1/24/2017 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 148
1/26/2017 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
1/31/2017 Senate • Now in Banking and Insurance -SJ 148
3/7/2017 Senate • Introduced -SJ 51
• CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 140
4/12/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Banking and Insurance, 04/17/17, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
4/17/2017 Senate • CS/CS by Banking and Insurance; YEAS 6 NAYS 2 -SJ 435
4/19/2017 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Rules -SJ 435
• CS/CS by Banking and Insurance read 1st time -SJ 435
4/20/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/25/17, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
4/25/2017 Senate • CS/CS/CS by- Rules; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -SJ 478
4/26/2017 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 478
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/27/17
• CS/CS/CS by Rules read 1st time -SJ 479
4/27/2017 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 509
• Amendment(s) adopted (311744, 574270, 599332) -SJ 509
• Ordered engrossed -SJ 510
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/28/2017 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 551, 552
• Substituted CS/CS/HB 277 (Vetoed by Governor) -SJ 553
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 1379 (Ch. 2017-155) -SJ 553