STAND. COM. REP. NO.2950
RE: H.B. No. 2305
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 2305, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE UNIFORM PROBATE CODE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to clarify the time limits within which to contest a probated will, and to bar the claims of creditors against a probated estate unless the personal representative mails notice to the claimant of the sixty-day impending bar to claims.
Testimony in support of this measure was received from the Judiciary, Committee on the Uniform Probate Code and Probate Court Practices, and Hawaii Bankers Association.
According to the testimony, this measure is intended to:
(1) Shorten the time limitation period in which to contest a probated will by allowing an informal probate to be closed without fear of a will contest after-the-fact; and
(2) Set a reasonable deadline for creditors to challenge a probated will.
Your Committee has amended this measure by deleting its contents and inserting S.B. No. 2629, S.D. 1.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2305, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2305, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
BRIAN KANNO, Chair