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2017 Georgia Code
Title 44 - Property
Chapter 12 - Rights in Personalty
Article 5 - Disposition of Unclaimed Property
§ 44-12-213. Cooperation with other states to audit or otherwise determine unclaimed property subject to claim; rules and procedure
Universal Citation: GA Code § 44-12-213 (2017)
- (a) The commissioner may enter into agreements with other states to exchange information needed to enable this or another state to audit or otherwise determine unclaimed property that is subject to a claim of custody. The commissioner by rule may require the reporting of information needed to enable compliance with agreements made pursuant to this Code section and may prescribe the form.
- (b) To avoid conflicts between the commissioner's procedures and the procedures of administrators in other jurisdictions that enact the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act, the commissioner, so far as is consistent with the purposes, policies, and provisions of this article, before adopting, amending, or repealing rules, shall advise and consult with administrators in other jurisdictions that enact the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act and take into consideration the rules of administrators in other jurisdictions that enact the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act.
- (c) The commissioner may join with other states to seek enforcement of this article against any person who is or may be holding property reportable under this article.
- (d) At the request of another state, the Attorney General of this state may bring an action in the name of the administrator of the other state in any court of competent jurisdiction in this state to enforce the unclaimed property laws of the other state against the holder in this state of property subject to escheat or a claim of abandonment by the other state, if the other state has agreed to pay expenses incurred by the Attorney General in bringing that action.
- (e) The commissioner may request that the attorney general of another state or any other person bring an action in the name of the commissioner in the other state. This state shall pay all expenses including attorney's fees in any action under this subsection. The commissioner may agree to pay the person bringing the action attorney's fees based in whole or in part on a percentage of the value of any property recovered in the action. Any expenses paid pursuant to this subsection may not be deducted from the amount that is subject to the claim by the owner under this article.
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