Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act of 2012
Councilmember Phil Mendelson, Chairperson of the Committee on the Judiciary, announces a public hearing on Bill 19-753, the "Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act of 2012." The hearing will be held at 12PM on Thursday, June 7, 2012 in Hearing Room 123 of the John A. Wilson Building.
The stated purpose of Bill 19-753 is to enact the Uniform Real Property Transfers on Death Act, to authorize creation of a transfer on-death deed, which, when properly executed and recorded with the Recorder of Deeds, passes title directly to named beneficiaries without probate upon the transferor's death, and to make conforming changes to Title 19 of the District of Columbia Official Code.
Those who wish to testify should register online or contact Mr. Brian Moore, Committee Clerk, at (202) 724-7808, by fax at (202) 724-6664, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on June 5, 2012 the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the hearing. Witnesses should limit their testimony to five minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses.
If you are unable to testify at the roundtable, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Copies of written statements should be submitted either to Mr. Moore, or to Ms. Nyasha Smith, Secretary to the Council, Room 5 of the Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2012.