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HB 1448 Self-settled spendthrift trusts; certain legal entities to act as qualified trustee.
SUMMARY AS PASSED HOUSE: (all summaries)
Qualified trustee of self-settled spendthrift trusts. Allows any legal entity authorized by law to act as a trustee to serve as a qualified trustee of a self-settled spendthrift trust. Under current law, only a natural person who resides in the Commonwealth or a legal entity authorized to engage in trust business (i.e., a bank or trust company) may serve as a qualified trustee. The bill would expand the definition of "independent qualified trustee" and "qualified trustee" to include entities such as law firms and charitable organizations, when such entities are authorized by law to act as trustees.