CHAPTER 227

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 223

AS AMENDED BY

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 12 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE ACCOUNTING AND DISTRIBUTION OF A DECEDENT'S PROPERTY.

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

Section 1. Amend Subsection (a), §2306, Chapter 23, Title 12 of the Delaware Code by striking the figure “$20,000 “as the same appears in paragraph (3) of said Subsection (a), and substituting the figure “$30,000” in lieu thereof.

Section 2. Amend §2306, Chapter 23, Title 12 of the Delaware Code by striking the figure “$20,000 “as the same appears in the Title of said Section, and substituting the figure “$30,000” in lieu thereof.

Section 3. Amend §2101(b), Chapter 21, Title 12 of the Delaware Code by striking the figures “$20,000” and “$25,000” as the same appear therein and substituting the figures “$30,000” and “$35,000” in lieu thereof.

Section 4. Amend §2301 of Title 12 of the Delaware Code by inserting as a new Subsection (e) to read as follows:

“(e) The Register of Wills may forward to the Court of Chancery any estate where there is two consecutive years of inactivity for judicial action in the Court’s discretion including but not limited to closing the estate or a sua sponte order for a rule to show cause against the executor or administrator.”

Approved April 27, 2004