The Senate Civil Law Committee heard SB 371 on probate matters authored by Sen. Bray. The bill makes technical corrections and makes changes to transfers on death, priority of a personal representative and stepchildren with respect to control of disposition of a decedent’s body and funeral arrangements, certain inheritance tax duties, the filing of real estate exemptions, and the filing of will contests.
The bill was amended by consent to change the order of the right to control of a decedent’s body and to require that a will contest be filed in the same cause of action as the will. The bill passed as amended, 6-0.
Read the bill at https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2016/bills/senate/371