Pennsylvania Legislation Pending

The following chart shows the status of legislation introduced in the 2023-2024 session of the Pennsylvania legislature that might be of interest to estate and trust practitioners.  (The charts of legislation for 2021-2022, 2019-2020, 2017-2018, and 2015-2016 have all been archived.)  Click on the bill number to see the history or text of the bill.  (Includes actions through 3/28/2023.)

BillPurpose/SubjectAdds/AmendsLast House ActionLast Senate ActionAct
HB 26Allows income tax refunds to be paid to family members without lettersAdds 20 Pa.C.S. § 3101(f) Referred to Finance (3/7/23)
HB 40Excludes property payable under 3101 from $50,000 limit on small estate petitions (was HB 2016 of 2021)Amends 20 Pa.C.S. § 3102Referred to Judiciary (3/7/23)
HB 115Allows unclaimed property to pass to nieces, nephews, grandparents, uncles, and auntsAmends 20 Pa.C.S. § 3101(e)Referred to Judiciary (3/7/23)
HB 136Repeals the inheritance taxRepeals Article XXI of the Tax Reform Code of 1971Referred to Finance (3/7/23)
HB 434Allows advertisement of grant of letters through a website of the Register rather than a newspaper of of general circulationAmends 20 Pa.C.S. § 3162Referred to Judiciary (3/15/23)
HB 543Allows requests for "compassionate" end-of-life medication for qualified patientsAdds 20 Pa.C.S. § Ch. 54BReferred to Health (3/20/23)
HB 654Creates new procedure for descent of primary residencesAdds 20 Pa.C.S. § 3103Referred to Judiciary (3/21/23)
HB 752Increases bank accounts not requiring administration from $10,000 to $20,000 (was HB 1822 of 2021)Amends 20 Pa.C.S. § 3101(b)Referred to Judiciary (3/28/23)
SB 75Phases out inheritance tax on siblings (was SB 27 of 2019 and SB 583 of 2021)Amends § 2116(a)(1.3) of the Tax Reform Code of 1971Referred to Finance (1/12/23)
SB 506Amends guardianship procedures on counsel for alleged incapacitated person, consideration of less restrictive alternatives, and certification of individuals with three or more appointments as guardian (was SB 1333 of 2021)Amends 20 Pa.C.S. §§ 5511 and 5512.1Referred to Judiciary (3/7/23)

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