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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

Estate planning documents - abandoned documents - preservation. The act creates the "Colorado Electronic Preservation of Abandoned Estate Planning Documents Act", which provides a procedure for determining whether an original 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. A will document includes, but is not limited to, wills, codicils, documents purporting to be wills, and other testamentary documents.

The state court administrator is permitted to enter into an interagency agreement with another state agency to maintain electronic documents. The act establishes 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 this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details