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S.77

AN ACT RELATING TO TRANSFERRING TITLE TO A MOTOR VEHICLE TO A SURVIVING SPOUSE

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  23 V.S.A. § 2023(e) is amended to read:

(e)(1)  Notwithstanding other provisions of the law, and except as provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection, whenever the estate of an individual who dies intestate a person consists principally in whole or in part of an automobile, and the person’s will or other testamentary document does not provide otherwise, the surviving spouse shall be deemed to be the owner of the motor vehicle and title to the same vehicle shall automatically and by virtue hereof pass to said the surviving spouse.  Registration and title of the vehicle in the name of the surviving spouse shall be effected by payment of a transfer fee of $7.00.  This transaction is exempt from the provisions of the purchase and use tax on motor vehicles.

(2)  This subsection shall not apply if the motor vehicle is titled in the name of one or more persons other than the decedent and the surviving spouse.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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