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CHAPTER 177
UNIFORM UNCLAIMED PROPERTY ACT
177.01 Definitions.
177.015 Exemption.
177.02 Property presumed abandoned; general rule.
177.03 General rules for taking custody of intangible unclaimed property.
177.04 Travelers checks and money orders.
177.05 Checks, drafts and similar instruments issued or certified by banking and financial organizations.
177.06 Bank deposits and funds in financial organizations.
177.07 Funds owing under life insurance policies.
177.075 Distributions caused by certain insurance company activities.
177.08 Deposits held by utilities.
177.09 Refunds held by business associations.
177.10 Stock and other intangible interest in a business association.
177.11 Property of business associations held in course of dissolution.
177.12 Property held by agents and fiduciaries.
177.13 Property held by courts and public agencies.
177.14 Credit memos.
177.15 Wages.
177.16 Contents of safe deposit box or other safekeeping repository.
177.165 Proceeds from sale of property in self-service storage facility.
177.17 Reporting, payment, and delivery of abandoned property.
177.18 Notice and publication of lists of abandoned or escheated property.
177.20 Custody by state; holder relieved from liability; reimbursement of holder paying claim; reclaiming for owner; defense of holder; payment of safe deposit box or repository charges.
177.21 Crediting of dividends, interest or increments to owner's account.
177.22 Public sale of abandoned property.
177.23 Deposit of funds.
177.24 Filing of claim with administrator.
177.25 Claim of another state to recover property; procedure.
177.26 Action to establish claim.
177.265 Reimbursement for claims and administrative expenses.
177.27 Election to take payment or delivery.
177.28 Destruction or disposition of property having insubstantial commercial value; immunity from liability.
177.29 Periods of limitation.
177.30 Requests for reports and examination of records.
177.31 Retention of records.
177.32 Enforcement.
177.33 Interstate agreements and cooperation; joint and reciprocal actions with other states.
177.34 Interest and penalties.
177.35 Agreement to locate reported property.
177.36 Foreign transactions.
177.37 Effect of new provisions; clarification of application.
177.38 Rules.
177.40 Uniformity of application and construction.
177.41 Escheat of property to municipalities.
177.01 177.01 Definitions. In this chapter:
177.01(1) (1) "Administrator" means the state treasurer.
177.01(2) (2) "Apparent owner" means the person whose name appears on the records of the holder as the person entitled to property held, issued or owing by the holder.
177.01(3) (3) "Attorney general" means the chief legal officer of a state.
177.01(4) (4) "Banking organization" means a bank, trust company, industrial bank, land bank, safe deposit company, private banker or any organization defined by other law as a bank or banking organization.
177.01(5) (5) "Business association" means a nonpublic corporation, joint stock company, investment company, business trust, partnership, limited liability company or association for business purposes, whether or not for profit, including a banking organization, financial organization, insurance company or utility.
177.01(6) (6) "Domicile" means the state of incorporation of a corporation, the state of organization of a limited liability company and the state of the principal place of business of an unincorporated person.
177.01(7) (7) "Financial organization" means a savings and loan association, savings bank, cooperative bank, building and loan association or credit union.
177.01(8) (8) "Holder" means a person, wherever organized or domiciled, who is any of the following:
177.01(8)(a) (a) In possession of property belonging to another.
177.01(8)(b) (b) A trustee.
177.01(8)(c) (c) Indebted to another on an obligation.
177.01(9) (9) "Insurance company" means an association, corporation, fraternal or mutual benefit organization, whether or not for profit, which is engaged in providing insurance coverage, including, but not limited to, accident, burial, casualty, credit life, contract performance, dental, fidelity, fire, health, hospitalization, illness, life including endowments and annuities, malpractice, marine, mortgage, surety and wage protection insurance.
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