Killion Bill and Resolution Receive Unanimous Votes in Senate

 

Senator Tom Killion (R-9th) sponsored a bill and a resolution that both passed unanimously in the Pennsylvania Senate on January 22nd.

Senate Bill 827 – The Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

Senate Bill 827, known as the Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, will give Pennsylvanians the power to plan for the management and disposition of their digital assets in the same way they are able to make plans for tangible property: by using a will, trust or power of attorney.

Senate Bill 827 is the product of several stakeholder meetings that took place over the course of the past year, and conducted with numerous individuals and interests. The stakeholders included: Uniform Law Commission and their Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Committee; PA Bar Association and their Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section; PA Bankers Association; Joint State Government Commission; Apple; Google; NetChoice; Amazon; and more recently the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC).

To date, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), there are 42 states that have passed laws related to digital assets. There are at least 30 states that have introduced legislation related to digital assets; 17 states enacted over the last year, including New Jersey and Ohio.

Senate Bill 827 is now in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for consideration.

Senate Resolution 256 – Catholic Schools Week

Senate Resolution 256 designates the week of January 28th through February 3rd, 2018 as “Catholic Schools Week” in Pennsylvania.

Senator Killion’s resolution had a broad-based list of co-sponsors, representing all areas of the Commonwealth.

Catholic schools play an important role in the lives of our children and in our communities throughout the state. A video clip of the resolution being proposed on the floor of the Senate is below.

For more information, contact Shannon Royer at sroyer@pasen.gov or (717) 787-4712.