CHAPTER 173

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 21, TITLE 12, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF DECEDENT'S ESTATES TO PROBATE CLAIMS, AND PUBLICATION THEREOF.

WHEREAS, Delaware Law requires that citizens are responsible for the full cost of certain services provided by State agencies; and

WHEREAS, Delaware Law does further place an obligation on these State agencies to collect such monies as are owed, and does allow the agency to make claim against the estate of a deceased person who has failed to pay for the services provided; and

WHEREAS, an organized procedure for advising those State agencies with a need to know of the creation of decedent's estates should increase the efficiency of the revenue collection division of such agencies;

NOW, THEREFORE;

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Title 12, Section 2101, Delaware Code, is hereby amended by adding a new subsection thereto, as follows:

(d) The Register shall send a copy of such notice, described in this section, to the State Treasurer, within 40 days from the grant of letters. The State Treasurer, within 40 days from the receipt of each such notice, and at least monthly, shall send the information included therein in a convenient or summary form to each State Agency which requests the information, without charge.

Approved June 19, 1969.