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Electronic Preservation Of Abandoned Estate Documents

Concerning the "Colorado Electronic Preservation of Abandoned Estate Planning Documents Act".
2019 Regular Session
Civil Law
Courts & Judicial
Bill Summary

The bill creates the "Colorado Electronic Preservation of Abandoned Estate Planning Documents Act", which provides a procedure for determining whether an original estate planning document that is a will document (original document) is abandoned and, if so, the process for creating an electronic estate planning document (electronic document) of the abandoned original document, filing the electronic document with the state court administrator within the judicial department, and destruction of the original document. The state court administrator is permitted to enter into an interagency agreement with another state agency to maintain electronic documents. The bill creates a process for the state court administrator to provide access to electronic documents and sets requirements for the storage and deletion of electronic documents.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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