S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ S. 2640--A A. 3733--A 2011-2012 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y January 27, 2011 ___________ IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary -- recommitted to the Committee on Judiciary in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Judiciary -- recommitted to the Committee on Judi- ciary in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT in relation to authorizing the state comptroller to pay the proceeds of the estate of Howard J. Geyer to any person who can trace a familial relationship through common great-grandparents with the decedent, and providing for a kinship hearing in the surrogate's court of the county of Suffolk to determine persons entitled to such proceeds THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 1 Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4-1.1 of the 2 estates, powers, and trusts law, or any other provision of law to the 3 contrary, the state comptroller shall be authorized to pay the net 4 proceeds of the estate of Howard J. Geyer, county of Suffolk (file No. 5 392A2003), plus any interest accrued, from the abandoned property fund 6 of the state of New York, to any person who can trace a familial 7 relationship through common great-grandparents with the decedent. 8 Persons entitled to the proceeds of such estate, pursuant to this act, 9 shall first be determined through a kinship hearing to be conducted by 10 the surrogate's court of the county of Suffolk. As a condition precedent 11 to distribution of the funds by the state comptroller, all persons enti- 12 tled to the proceeds of such estate, as determined by the kinship hear- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07768-02-2 S. 2640--A 2 A. 3733--A 1 ing, shall present to the state comptroller a binding legal agreement, 2 providing for the apportionment of the proceeds of such estate plus any 3 interest accrued, executed by all persons entitled to the proceeds. The 4 state comptroller shall not make any payment until such agreement shall 5 have been filed with both the surrogate's court of Suffolk County and 6 the state comptroller. 7 S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall 8 have become a law.