ESTATES OF DECEDENTS
UNCLAIMED PROPERTY LAW
14-512. Property held by agents and fiduciaries. (1) Intangible property and any income or increment derived therefrom held in a fiduciary capacity for the benefit of another person is presumed abandoned unless the owner, within five (5) years after it has become payable or distributable, has increased or decreased the principal, accepted payment of principal or income, or communicated concerning the property.
(2) Amounts due and payable from property in an individual retirement account, defined benefit plan, or other account or plan that is qualified for tax deferral under the income tax laws of the United States, is presumed abandoned three (3) years after the earlier of the date of the required distribution as stated in the documents governing the account or plan, or the date, if determinable by the holder, specified in the income tax law of the United States by which distribution of the property must begin in order to avoid a tax penalty, but excluding property in any such account or plan if the documents governing the account or plan provide a method for the treatment of the account balance of an account holder or plan participant or beneficiary who cannot be located.
(3) For the purposes of this section, a person who holds property as an agent for a business association is deemed to hold the property in a fiduciary capacity for that business association alone, unless the agreement between him and the business association provides otherwise.
(4) For the purposes of this chapter, a person who is deemed to hold property in a fiduciary capacity for a business association alone is the holder of the property only insofar as the interest of the business association in the property is concerned, and the business association is the holder of the property insofar as the interest of any other person in the property is concerned.
[14-512, added 1983, ch. 209, sec. 2, p. 571; am. 1997, ch. 399, sec. 6, p. 1266; am. 2002, ch. 152, sec. 3, p. 445.]