AB 354 - An Act to Amend Section 859 of the Probate Code, Relating to Estates and Trusts.

Estates and trusts: property: wrongful taking. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Existing law provides that if a court finds that a person has, in bad faith, wrongfully taken, concealed, or disposed of property belonging to the estate of a decedent, conservatee, minor, or trust, the person is liable for twice the value of the property.

This bill would also establish liability for a person who has taken, concealed, or disposed of property, as described above, by use… More
Existing law provides that if a court finds that a person has, in bad faith, wrongfully taken, concealed, or disposed of property belonging to the estate of a decedent, conservatee, minor, or trust, the person is liable for twice the value of the property.

This bill would also establish liability for a person who has taken, concealed, or disposed of property, as described above, by use of undue influence in bad faith or through the commission of elder or dependent adult financial abuse, as defined. Hide
 
Status:
The bill has become law (chaptered). 
Assembly Vote: On Passage

PASSED on March 25, 2011.

voted YES: 71 voted NO: 0
8 voted present/not voting

An Act to Amend Section 859 of the Probate Code, Relating to Estates and Trusts.

AB 354 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
Existing law provides that if a court finds that a person has, in bad faith, wrongfully taken, concealed, or disposed of property belonging to the estate of a decedent, conservatee, minor, or trust, the person is liable for twice the value of the property.

This bill would also establish liability for a person who has taken, concealed, or disposed of property, as described above, by use of undue influence in bad faith or through the commission of elder or dependent adult financial abuse, as defined.
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Title
An Act to Amend Section 859 of the Probate Code, Relating to Estates and Trusts.
Author(s)
Jim Silva
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Estates and trusts: property: wrongful taking
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/10/2011
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Assembly Committee on Judiciary3/15/2011
    Passed Assembly3/25/2011
    Passed Senate Committee on Judiciary6/07/2011
    Passed Senate6/10/2011
    Presented to the governor (enrolled)6/21/2011
    Became law (chaptered).7/01/2011
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteAssembly Committee on JudiciaryDo pass as amended, to Consent Calendar.3/15/2011This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Judiciary
    10 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedAssemblyAB 354 SILVA Consent Calendar Second Day Regular Session3/25/2011This bill PASSED the Assembly
    71 voted YES 0 voted NO 8 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on JudiciaryDo pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.6/07/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Judiciary
    5 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateConsent Calendar 2nd AB354 Silva6/10/2011This bill PASSED the Senate
    39 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/10/2011
    2/10/2011Read first time. To print.
    2/11/2011From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.
    2/24/2011Referred to Com. on JUD.
    select this voteVote3/15/2011Do pass as amended, to Consent Calendar.
    3/17/2011From committee: Do pass as amended. To consent calendar. (Ayes 10. Noes 0.) (March 15).
    3/21/2011Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
    3/22/2011Read second time. Ordered to consent calendar.
    3/25/2011Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 71. Noes 0. Page 702.)
    3/25/2011In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
    currently selectedAssembly Vote on Passage3/25/2011AB 354 SILVA Consent Calendar Second Day Regular Session
    4/07/2011Referred to Com. on JUD.
    6/07/2011From committee: Do pass. To consent calendar. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (June 7).
    select this voteVote6/07/2011Do pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.
    6/08/2011Read second time. Ordered to consent calendar.
    6/10/2011Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 1377.).
    select this voteSenate Vote on Passage6/10/2011Consent Calendar 2nd AB354 Silva
    6/13/2011In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.
    6/21/2011Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 11:40 a.m.
    6/29/2011Approved by the Governor.
    7/01/2011Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 55, Statutes of 2011.

    Total contributions given to Assemblymembers from Attorneys & law firms, which…

    supported this bill

    Attorneys & law firms$1,296,941
    $1,296,941

    1 Organization Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    An Act to Amend Section 859 of the Probate Code, Relating to Estates and Trusts.: AB 354 SILVA Consent Calendar Second Day Regular Session

    1 organization supported this bill

    Conference of California Bar Associations
    Assembly Committee on Judiciary (2011, March 14). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved March 21, 2011, from Leg. Info.

    0 organizations opposed this bill

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    Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Assemblymembers in office on day of vote, from Attorneys & law firms interest groups, January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2012.
    Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Katcho AchadjianRCA-33$1,100$0
    Luis AlejoDCA-28$12,100$0
    Michael AllenDCA-7$66,025$0
    Tom AmmianoDCA-13$16,775$0
    Toni AtkinsDCA-76$15,800$0
    Jim BeallDCA-24$37,000$0
    Bill BerryhillRCA-26$14,250$0
    Marty BlockDCA-78$31,500$0
    Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$35,400$0
    Susan BonillaDCA-11$6,450$0
    Steven BradfordDCA-51$37,200$0
    Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0
    Joan BuchananDCA-15$8,950$0
    Betsy ButlerDCA-53$222,234$0
    Charles CalderonDCA-58$0$0
    Nora CamposDCA-23$7,400$0
    Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$0$0
    Gilbert CedilloDCA-45$0$0
    Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$7,060$0
    Connie ConwayRCA-34$10,050$0
    Paul CookRCA-65$0$0
    Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0
    Roger DickinsonDCA-9$43,350$0
    Tim DonnellyRCA-59$8,075$0
    Mike EngDCA-49$0$0
    Mike FeuerDCA-42$0$0
    Nathan FletcherRCA-75$0$0
    Paul FongDCA-22$9,584$0
    Felipe FuentesDCA-39$0$0
    Warren FurutaniDCA-55$0$0
    Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$7,750$0
    Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0
    Mike GattoDCA-43$87,153$0
    Rich GordonDCA-21$34,263$0
    Jeff GorellRCA-37$5,100$0
    Shannon GroveRCA-32$14,500$0
    Curt HagmanRCA-60$8,700$0
    Linda HaldermanRCA-29$0$0
    Isadore HallDCA-52$7,200$0
    Diane HarkeyRCA-73$4,600$0
    Mary HayashiDCA-18$0$0
    Roger HernandezDCA-57$8,150$0
    Jerry HillDCA-19$36,658$0
    Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$0
    Ben HuesoDCA-79$13,600$0
    Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0
    Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0
    Brian JonesRCA-77$1,000$0
    Steve KnightRCA-36$2,000$0
    Ricardo LaraDCA-50$14,700$0
    Dan LogueRCA-3$5,065$0
    Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$1,000$0
    Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0
    Allan MansoorRCA-68$6,850$0
    Tony MendozaDCA-56$0$0
    Jeff MillerRCA-71$4,380$0
    Holly MitchellDCA-47$8,364$0
    Bill MonningDCA-27$67,813$0
    Mike MorrellRCA-63$10,150$0
    Brian NestandeRCA-64$1,700$0
    Jim NielsenRCA-2$0$0
    Chris NorbyRCA-72$11,325$0
    Kristin OlsenRCA-25$14,125$0
    Richard PanDCA-5$6,800$0
    Henry PereaDCA-31$10,500$0
    John PerezDCA-46$168,400$0
    Manuel PerezDCA-80$8,400$0
    Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0
    Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0
    Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$18,500$0
    Cameron SmythRCA-38$0$0
    Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0
    Sandre SwansonDCA-16$0$0
    Norma TorresDCA-61$10,548$0
    David ValadaoRCA-30$0$0
    Don WagnerRCA-70$6,875$0
    Bob WieckowskiDCA-20$81,050$0
    Das WilliamsDCA-35$11,200$0
    Mariko YamadaDCA-8$8,220$0

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    NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Katcho AchadjianRCA-33$1,100$0
    Luis AlejoDCA-28$12,100$0
    Michael AllenDCA-7$66,025$0
    Tom AmmianoDCA-13$16,775$0
    Toni AtkinsDCA-76$15,800$0
    Jim BeallDCA-24$37,000$0
    Bill BerryhillRCA-26$14,250$0
    Marty BlockDCA-78$31,500$0
    Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$35,400$0
    Susan BonillaDCA-11$6,450$0
    Steven BradfordDCA-51$37,200$0
    Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0
    Joan BuchananDCA-15$8,950$0
    Betsy ButlerDCA-53$222,234$0
    Charles CalderonDCA-58$0$0
    Nora CamposDCA-23$7,400$0
    Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$0$0
    Gilbert CedilloDCA-45$0$0
    Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$7,060$0
    Connie ConwayRCA-34$10,050$0
    Paul CookRCA-65$0$0
    Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0
    Roger DickinsonDCA-9$43,350$0
    Tim DonnellyRCA-59$8,075$0
    Mike EngDCA-49$0$0
    Mike FeuerDCA-42$0$0
    Nathan FletcherRCA-75$0$0
    Paul FongDCA-22$9,584$0
    Felipe FuentesDCA-39$0$0
    Warren FurutaniDCA-55$0$0
    Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$7,750$0
    Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0
    Mike GattoDCA-43$87,153$0
    Rich GordonDCA-21$34,263$0
    Jeff GorellRCA-37$5,100$0
    Shannon GroveRCA-32$14,500$0
    Curt HagmanRCA-60$8,700$0
    Linda HaldermanRCA-29$0$0
    Isadore HallDCA-52$7,200$0
    Diane HarkeyRCA-73$4,600$0
    Mary HayashiDCA-18$0$0
    Roger HernandezDCA-57$8,150$0
    Jerry HillDCA-19$36,658$0
    Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$0
    Ben HuesoDCA-79$13,600$0
    Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0
    Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0
    Brian JonesRCA-77$1,000$0
    Steve KnightRCA-36$2,000$0
    Ricardo LaraDCA-50$14,700$0
    Dan LogueRCA-3$5,065$0
    Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$1,000$0
    Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0
    Allan MansoorRCA-68$6,850$0
    Tony MendozaDCA-56$0$0
    Jeff MillerRCA-71$4,380$0
    Holly MitchellDCA-47$8,364$0
    Bill MonningDCA-27$67,813$0
    Mike MorrellRCA-63$10,150$0
    Brian NestandeRCA-64$1,700$0
    Jim NielsenRCA-2$0$0
    Chris NorbyRCA-72$11,325$0
    Kristin OlsenRCA-25$14,125$0
    Richard PanDCA-5$6,800$0
    Henry PereaDCA-31$10,500$0
    John PerezDCA-46$168,400$0
    Manuel PerezDCA-80$8,400$0
    Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0
    Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0
    Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$18,500$0
    Cameron SmythRCA-38$0$0
    Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0
    Sandre SwansonDCA-16$0$0
    Norma TorresDCA-61$10,548$0
    David ValadaoRCA-30$0$0
    Don WagnerRCA-70$6,875$0
    Bob WieckowskiDCA-20$81,050$0
    Das WilliamsDCA-35$11,200$0
    Mariko YamadaDCA-8$8,220$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Attorneys & law firms$1,296,941

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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