Sunday, September 13, 2020
The 2020 Sixth Special Session of the Utah Legislature passed the Uniform Electronic Wills Act. The bill was subsequently signed by Governor Gary Herbert on August 31, 2020 and took effect immediately. Notably, the enacted version allows for remote witnessing.
Utah is thus the first and only state to enact the UEWA joining four other states which authorize electronic wills (Arizona, Florida, Indiana, and Nevada; DC temporarily authorizes them during COVID).
Special thanks to Adam J. Hirsch (Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law) for being the first of many to bring this landmark development to my attention.