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Relating to decedents' estates, transfer on death deeds, and matters involving probate courts.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 2782 would make numerous changes to state law related to probate matters. Among other things, these changes include the following: (1) requiring a contracting third party to provide a personal representative all information that would have been provided to the deceased upon request; (2) voiding an otherwise valid transfer on death deed as to any real property conveyed during the transferor's lifetime after the deed is executed and recorded unless a memorandum sufficient to give notice is also recorded; (3) with respect to community estates, specifying that the deceased spouse's undivided one-half interest passes to children or other descendants; and (4) specifying that testimony in a proceeding to declare heirship must be taken from two disinterested and credible witnesses (unless a diligent search was made and only one such witness can be found).
Texas Action is neutral on HB 2782 because it neither advances nor hinders any of our liberty principles.