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Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, Revised (2015)

Description

A fiduciary is a person appointed to manage the property of another person, subject to strict duties to act in the other person’s best interest. Common types of fiduciaries include executors of a decedent’s estate, trustees, conservators, and agents under a power of attorney. This act extends the traditional power of a fiduciary to manage tangible property to include management of a person’s digital assets. The act allows fiduciaries to manage digital property like computer files, web domains, and virtual currency, but restricts a fiduciary’s access to electronic communications such as email, text messages, and social media accounts unless the original user consented in a will, trust, power of attorney, or other record.

Staff Contact

Benjamin Orzeske borzeske@uniformlaws.org

 

Enactment Status Map

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Legislative Tracking

2016 Introductions & Enactments
StateBillSponsorStatus
Alabama SB164/HB269 Smitherman/GivanIntroduced
Arizona SB 1413 DriggsEnacted
Colorado SB 88 SteadmanEnacted
Connecticut HB 5606  Introduced
Florida SB 494 HukillEnacted
Hawaii SB 2298 Keith-AgaranIntroduced
Idaho SB 1303  Enacted
Illinois HB 4648 WelchIntroduced
Indiana SB 253 WaltzEnacted
Iowa SF 2112  Introduced
Louisiana HB 1118 HunterIntroduced
Maine LD 1177 HobbinsIntroduced
Maryland SB239/HB507 Kelley/KramerEnacted
Michigan HB 5034 ForliniEnacted
Minnesota HF 200 HilstromEnacted
Mississippi SB 2478 TollisonIntroduced
Nebraska LB 829 HarrEnacted
New Jersey AB 3433 GreenwaldIntroduced
New York AB 9910 WeinsteinIntroduced
North Carolina SB 805 HartsellIntroduced
Oklahoma SB 1107 HoltIntroduced
Oregon SB 1554 ProzanskiEnacted
Pennsylvania SB 518 PileggiIntroduced
Rhode Island HB 8125 KeableIntroduced
South Carolina SB 908 HayesIntroduced
Tennessee SB 326 NorrisEnacted
Utah HB 383 SnowIntroduced
Washington SB 5029 PedersenEnacted
West Virginia HB 4400 SkinnerIntroduced
Wisconsin AB 695 BrooksEnacted
Wyoming SF 34  Enacted

 

Drafting History

Origin: Completed by the Uniform Law Commission in 2014 and Revised in 2015.
Committee/Resources: Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets