2010 California Code
Chapter 6. Distribution To State
11900. (a) The court shall order property that is not ordered distributed to known beneficiaries to be distributed to the state. (b) Insofar as practicable, any real property or tangible personal property shall be converted to money before distribution to the state. 11901. If the court orders distribution of property in the decedent' s estate to the state, and the order includes words that otherwise create a trust in favor of unknown or unidentified persons as a class, the distribution shall vest in the state both legal and equitable title to the property. 11902. (a) If the court orders distribution to the state, the personal representative shall promptly: (1) Deliver any money to the State Treasurer. (2) Deliver any personal property other than money to the Controller for deposit in the State Treasury. (3) Cause a certified copy of the order to be recorded in the office of the county recorder of each county in which any real property is located. (b) At the time of making a delivery of property or recordation under this section, the personal representative shall deliver to the Controller a certified copy of the order for distribution together with a statement of the date and place of each recording and other appropriate recording information. 11903. (a) Property distributed to the state shall be held by the Treasurer for a period of five years from the date of the order for distribution, within which time any person may claim the property in the manner provided by Title 10 (commencing with Section 1300) of Part 3 of the Code of Civil Procedure. (b) A person who does not claim the property within the time prescribed in this section is forever barred, and the property vests absolutely in the state, subject to the provisions of Title 10 (commencing with Section 1300) of Part 3 of the Code of Civil Procedure. 11904. No deposit of property in an estate shall be made in the county treasury by a personal representative if any other property in the estate is to be or has been distributed to the state under this chapter, but the property that would otherwise be deposited in the county treasury shall be transmitted promptly to the State Treasurer or Controller as provided in this chapter.
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