CHAPTER 372

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 447

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 2, TITLE 12 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DEVOLUTION OF PROPERTY AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF DECEDENTS' ESTATES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Chapter 2, Title 12 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto a new Section 214 to read as follows:

§214. Devolution of Property;_ Administration of Decedents' Estates

Solely for the purposes of determining the rights of any person to property of a decedent, It shall be presumed that tangible personal property acquired (a) by a decedent through gift or Inheritance, or (b) solely with the funds of the decedent, or (c) acquired by the decedent before marriage to his or her surviving spouse, is the sole property of the decedent notwithstanding the such property consists of household goods or that any such property was subject to joint possession and use by a decedent and his or her surviving spouse."

Section 2. The Act shall become effective August 1, 1988 and shall apply to the estates

of decedents dying on or after said date.

Approved July 14, 1988