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Government Code - GOV

TITLE 2. GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA [8000 - 22980]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )
  

DIVISION 3. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT [11000 - 15986]

  ( Division 3 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )
  

PART 2. CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS [12001 - 12790]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )
  

CHAPTER 5. Controller [12402 - 12481]

  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )
  

ARTICLE 2.5. Discharge of State Entity from Duty to Collect [12433 - 12439]
  ( Article 2.5 heading added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 31, Sec. 95. )

  
12439.  

(a) The Controller may investigate, inquire, and, if necessary, conduct hearings concerning property in the possession of the Treasurer which has escheated to the state from the estates of deceased persons pursuant to a judgment of escheat or pursuant to a distribution to the state under Section 11900 of the Probate Code.

(b) After investigation, inquiry, and hearing, the Controller may relieve the Treasurer from any liability arising from the possession of and sell, or authorize the Treasurer to destroy or otherwise dispose of, any such property as it deems proper.

(Added by renumbering Section 13944 by Stats. 2016, Ch. 31, Sec. 117. Effective June 27, 2016.)