[§572B-4.5] Rights held by reciprocal beneficiaries who enter into a civil union. (a) If two reciprocal beneficiaries enter into a civil union with each other, the rights, benefits, protections, or responsibilities created by the reciprocal beneficiary relationship shall be continuous through the civil union and deemed to have accrued as of the first date these rights existed under the reciprocal beneficiary relationship; provided that the individuals terminated their reciprocal beneficiary relationship simultaneously with their entry into a civil union, or within the ninety days immediately preceding their entry into a civil union.
(b) Any rights, benefits, protections, or responsibilities created by the solemnization of a civil union that were not included within a reciprocal beneficiary relationship shall be recognized as of the date the civil union was solemnized.
(c) Property held in tenancy by the entirety shall be subject to section 509-3. [L 2012, c 267, pt of §3]