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Title XXIX OWNERSHIP AND CONVEYANCE OF PROPERTY

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  447.534.  United States savings bonds deemed abandoned, when — proceeds to escheat to the state, when — filing of a claim, procedure. — 1.  Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 2 of section 447.532, section 447.533, and subsection 1 of section 447.545, United States savings bonds which are unclaimed property and subject to the provisions of sections 447.500 to 447.595 shall be deemed abandoned when they have remained unclaimed for more than three years after their date of maturity and such bonds and the proceeds from such bonds, including all principal and interest due, in the possession of the treasurer or with an owner whose last known address is located in Missouri shall escheat to the state of Missouri three years after becoming unclaimed property by virtue of the provisions of sections 447.500 to 447.595 and all property rights and legal title to and ownership of such United States savings bonds and the proceeds from such bonds, including all rights, powers, and privileges of survivorship of any owner, co-owner, or beneficiary, shall vest solely in the state of Missouri according to the procedure set forth in subdivisions* (1) to (3) of this subsection as follows:

  (1)  After one hundred eighty days following the second three-year period referenced in this subsection**, if no claim has been approved in accordance with the provisions of section 447.562 for such United States savings bonds or proceeds from such bonds, the treasurer shall commence a civil action in the circuit court of Cole County for a determination that such United States savings bonds and the proceeds from such bonds shall escheat to the state of Missouri.  The treasurer may postpone the bringing of such action until sufficient United States savings bonds have accumulated in the treasurer's custody to justify the expense of such proceedings;

  (2)  If no person shall file a claim or appear at the hearing to substantiate a claim or where the court determines that a claimant is not entitled to the United States savings bonds or proceeds from such bonds claimed by such claimant, then the court, if satisfied by evidence that the treasurer has substantially complied with the laws of the state of Missouri, shall enter a judgment that the subject United States savings bonds and the proceeds from such bonds have escheated to the state of Missouri, and all property rights and legal title to and ownership of such United States savings bonds and the proceeds from such bonds, including all rights, powers, and privileges of survivorship of any owner, co-owner, or beneficiary, shall vest solely in the state of Missouri;

  (3)  The treasurer shall redeem such United States savings bonds escheated to the state of Missouri and the proceeds from such redemption of United States savings bonds shall be deposited in the abandoned fund account created by section 447.543.

  2.  Any person making a claim for the United States savings bonds escheated to the state of Missouri, or for the proceeds from such bonds, may file a claim in accordance with the provisions of section 447.562.  Upon providing sufficient proof of the validity of such person's claim, the treasurer may pay such claim in accordance with the provisions of section 447.565.

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(L. 2014 H.B. 1075 merged with H.B. 1693 merged with S.B. 621)

Effective 6-27-14 (H.B. 1693); 7-08-14 (H.B. 1075); 7-08-14 (S.B. 621)

*Word "subsections" appears here in H.B. 1693, 2014.

**Words "section 1" appear here in H.B. 1693, 2014.


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