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147th General Assembly
House Bill # 345 w/HA 1 + SA 1

Primary Sponsor: Scott Additional Sponsor(s):    Sen. Townsend Reps. Barbieri Baumbach Bennett Dukes Heffernan Hudson J. Johnson Q. Johnson Longhurst Mitchell Paradee Ramone B. Short D. Short M. Smith Walker K. Williams Sen. Bushweller
CoSponsors: { NONE...}
Introduced on : 05/15/2014
Long Title:AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 12 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS AND DIGITAL ACCOUNTS.
Synopsis of Orginal Bill:
(without Amendments)
Recognizing that an increasing percentage of people's lives are being conducted online and that this has posed challenges after a person dies or becomes incapacitated, this Act specifically authorizes fiduciaries to access and control the digital assets and digital accounts of an incapacitated person, principal under a personal power of attorney, decedents or settlors, and beneficiaries of trusts. The Act should be construed liberally to allow such access and control, especially when expressly provided for in a written instrument. Section 1 creates a new Chapter 50 in Title 12 to contain the Act itself while Sections 2 through 4 amend existing statutes pertaining to personal powers of attorney, guardianships, and trustee powers to include the authority permitted under Section 1.
Current Status: Signed   On   08/12/2014
Volume Chapter79:416
Date Governor acted:08/12/2014
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Fiscal Notes/Fee Impact:Not Required
Amendments: HA 1 to HB 345 - Passed
SA 1 to HB 345 - Passed
Committee Reports:
House Committee Report 06/04/14 F=0 M=5 U=0---->Committee Report
Senate Committee report 06/30/14 F=0 M=5 U=0----->Committee Report
Voting Reports:
House vote: () Passed 6/12/2014 6:11:07 PM------->Voting Record
Senate vote: () Passed 6/30/2014 9:34:35 PM------->Voting Record
House vote: () Passed 6/30/2014 11:19:10 PM------->Voting Record
Engrossed Version:
Engrossment------->Engrossment
Actions History:
Aug 12, 2014 - Signed by Governor
Jun 30, 2014 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 1 NO 1 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Jun 30, 2014 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Jun 30, 2014 - Amendment SA 1 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Jun 30, 2014 - Reported Out of Committee (EXECUTIVE) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
Jun 25, 2014 - Amendment SA 1 - Introduced and Placed With the Bill in Senate
Jun 17, 2014 - Assigned to Executive Committee in Senate
Jun 12, 2014 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 34 YES 6 NO 1 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Jun 12, 2014 - Amendment HA 1 - Passed in House by Voice Vote
Jun 12, 2014 - Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Jun 04, 2014 - Reported Out of Committee (TELECOMMUNICATION INTERNET and TECHNOLOGY) in House with 5 On Its Merits
May 15, 2014 - Introduced and Assigned to Telecommunication Internet and Technology Committee in House
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