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House Bill No. 6810

Public Act No. 05-26

AN ACT CONCERNING TRANSFER OF PROBATE COURT RECORDS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 45a-661 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2005):

When any person under voluntary or involuntary representation becomes a settled inhabitant of any town in the state in a probate district other than the one in which a conservator was appointed, and is an actual resident in such district, the court of probate in which the conservator was appointed shall, upon motion of the conservator, the person under conservatorship, the first selectman or the chief executive officer of the town in which the person under conservatorship resides or [of] the husband or wife or a relative of the person under conservatorship, transfer the file to the probate district in which the person under conservatorship resides at the time of the application. A transfer of the file shall be accomplished by the probate court in which the conservator was originally appointed by making copies of all recorded documents in the court and certifying each of them and then causing them to be delivered to the court for the district in which the person under conservatorship resides. When the transfer is made, the court of probate in which the person under conservatorship resides at the time of transfer shall thereupon assume jurisdiction over the conservatorship and all further accounts shall be filed with such court.

Approved May 10, 2005