Substitute for Raised S.B. No. 309
Session Year 2012


To: (1) Codify existing practices regarding retirement contributions and calculations for administrative judges for regional children's probate courts and special assignment probate judges; (2) require the Probate Court Administrator to submit business reports to the Chief Court Administrator biennially, rather than annually; (3) provide for a probate court officer to perform certain functions in regional children's probate court matters; (4) replace "temporary administrators" with "estate examiners" with respect to certain limited investigatory powers; and (5) revise various probate court operation provisions, including those related to costs for estates of nondomiciliary testators, transfer of proceedings, review of guardianships for persons with intellectual disability, and service of process on nonresident fiduciaries.

Introduced by:
Judiciary Committee

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Bill History

 Date Action Taken
 5/31/2012Signed by the Governor
 5/18/2012Transmitted to the Secretary of State
 5/15/2012(LCO)Public Act 12-66
 5/7/2012In Concurrence
 5/7/2012House Passed
 5/4/2012House Calendar Number 502
 5/4/2012Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, House
 5/2/2012Senate Passed
 4/16/2012(LCO)File Number 422
 4/16/2012Senate Calendar Number 313
 4/16/2012Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate
 4/16/2012(LCO)Reported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office
 4/9/2012(LCO)Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis 04/16/12 10:00 AM
 3/27/2012(LCO)Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office
 3/26/2012(JUD)Joint Favorable Substitute
 3/1/2012Public Hearing 03/05
 2/29/2012Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary

Co-sponsors of SB-309

Sen. Paul R. Doyle, 9th Dist.
Rep. Marie Lopez Kirkley-Bey, 5th Dist.
Sen. Edwin A. Gomes, 23rd Dist.
Sen. Steve Cassano, 4th Dist.
Rep. Bob Godfrey, 110th Dist.
Sen. Anthony J. Musto, 22nd Dist.
Rep. T.R. Rowe, 123rd Dist.

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