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.
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).