COMBINE FUNERAL AND GRAVE EXPENSE ALLOWANCES (NEW).

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 455 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 23, 2017
AN ACT TO COMBINE THE SECOND AND THIRD CLASSES OF CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF A DECEDENT AND COMBINE THE ALLOWABLE AMOUNTS FOR FUNERAL EXPENSES, GRAVESTONES, AND BURIAL PLACE TO EQUAL FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.
Intro. by B. Richardson, Alexander.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (May 25 2017)

SOG comments (1):

Short and Long Title Changes

House committee substitute to the 1st edition changes the short and long titles. The original titles are as follows:

INCREASE FUNERAL EXPENSE ALLOWANCE.

AN ACT TO INCREASE THE ALLOWABLE FUNERAL EXPENSE AMOUNT IN SECOND CLASS PRIORITY CLAIMS FOR FUNERAL EXPENSES AGAINST THE ESTATE OF A DECEDENT.

H 455

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: May 16 2017 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Changes the act's short and long titles.

    Deletes the proposed changes to GS 28A-19-6 pertaining to the order of the payment of claims against a decedent's estate. Amends the statute to set the limit on claims against an estate for funeral expenses, costs associated with gravestones, and reasonable costs for the purchase of a suitable burial place as provided in GS 28A-19-9 at $5,000 (currently, separately sets the limits for primary funeral expenses at  $3,500 and the costs associated with a burial place and gravestones at $1,500). No longer specifies classes of claims. Makes conforming changes. Makes organizational and technical changes to the statute.

    Makes conforming changes to GS 28A-19-9 (Gravestone and burial place authorized) and GS 108A-70.5 (Medicaid Estate Recovery Plan).


  • Summary date: Mar 23 2017 - More information

    Amends GS 28A-19-6(a) to raise the limit on priority funeral claims against a decedent's estate from $3,500 to $6,000.

    Effective October 1, 2017, and applies to estates of decedents dying on or after that date.


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