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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Hawaii Adopts Pet Trust Legislation

On June 24, 2005, the governor of Hawaii, Linda Lingle, signed legislation authorization pet trusts2005 Hawaii Laws Act 160 (adding a provision to Chapter 560).

This statute is an enhanced version of Uniform Probate Code § 2-907.

Gov. Lingle stated during the signing ceremony, "These aren't just pets. These are a part of the family. You miss them when you're away. You worry about them. They really are important parts of your life."  Tara Godvini, Hawaiian Pets Gain Right of Inheritance, Associated Press, June 25, 2005.


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