Pennsylvania Legislation 2019-2020

The following chart shows the status of legislation introduced in the 2019-2020 session of the Pennsylvania legislature that might be of interest to estate and trust practitioners.  Click on the bill number to see the history or text of the … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Legislation Pending

The following chart shows the status of legislation introduced in the 2021-2022 session of the Pennsylvania legislature that might be of interest to estate and trust practitioners.  (The charts of 2019-2020 legislation, 2017-2018 legislation, and 2015-2016 legislation have all been archived.)  Click on the bill number to see the history or text of the bill.  (Includes actions through 5/5/2021.)

BillPurpose/SubjectAdds/AmendsLast House ActionLast Senate ActionAct
HB 81Allows intestate heirs to receive unclaimed property without letters (was HB 1724 of 2019)Amends 20 Pa.C.S. § 3101(e) Referred to Judiciary (1/11/21)
HB 169Updates filial obligation lawAmends 23 Pa.C.S. §§ 4602 and 4603Referred to Judiciary (1/14/21)
HB 384Allows guardian of the person to make mental health care decisionsAmends 20 Pa.C.S. § 5521 Referred to Judiciary (2/3/21)
HB 514Prohibits non-compete clauses by purely public charitiesAmends §§ 3 and 5 of the Institutions of Purely Public Charity Act, act of 11/26/1997, No. 55Referred to Finance (2/11/21)
HB 558Exempts transfers of less than $100,000 from inheritance tax (see HB 665 of 2019)Amends § 2106 of the Tax Reform Code of 1971Referred to Finance (2/22/21)
HB 679Exempts transfers by individuals and married couples to wholly owned business entitiesAmends § 1102-C.3 of the Tax Reform Code of 1971Referred to Finance (2/26/21)
HB 1148Allows for concurrent jurisdiction of Repeals inheritance tax (was HB 77 of 2019)Repeals Article XXI of the Tax Reform Code of 1979Referred to Finance (4/8/21)
HB 1342Exempts from inheritance tax transfers of personal property by members of military who die from active dutyAmends § 2111 of the Tax Reform Code of 1971Referred to Finance (5/5/21)
SB 383Creates an inheritance tax "family exemption" deduction of $100,000Amends § 2127(3) of the Tax Reform Code of 1971Referred to Finance (3/10/21)
SB 583Phases out inheritance tax on siblings (was SB 27 of 2019)Amends § 2116(a)(1.3) of the Tax Reform Code of 1971Referred to Finance (4/20/21)

Attorney General Offices and Notices

There are several circumstances under which notice must be given to the Attorney General of Pennsylvania: When a will has been probated that includes gifts to charities of more than $25,000, or which will not be be paid in full,...

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Registers of Wills in Pennsylvania

HTML Version Copyright 1995- Daniel B. Evans. All rights reserved. (Last updated 1/24/2020) The Register of Wills of each county in Pennsylvania is responsible for the probate of wills and the grant of letters testamentary or letters of administration to the personal representatives (executor or administrator) … Continue reading