A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE STATUTES GOVERNING THE ESCHEAT FUND TO PROTECT THE PRIVACY OF INFORMATION COLLECTED FOR THE PROCESS OF PAYING CLAIMS; TO ELIMINATE THE FEE PAID BY HOLDERS FOR FILING AN EXTENSION REQUEST; TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF PAPERWORK REQUIRED BY HOLDERS; AND TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF PROCESSING HOLDER REPORTS.
Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Deletes the existing law and proposed changes in GS 116B-6(i) and instead requires the State Treasurer to maintain the records it receives from holders who report unclaimed property according to GS 116B-60. Limits the information that may be subject to public inspection to the information the State Treasurer is required to annually submit to the clerks of superior court. Changes the effective date of the act from July 1, 2013, to when the act becomes law.
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