SENATE BILL NO. 6392



                                                                            C 079 L 90



State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1990 Regular Session


By Senators Nelson, Talmadge and Newhouse



Read first time 1/12/90 and referred to Committee on  Law & Justice.



AN ACT Relating to wills; and amending RCW 11.12.020.




        Sec. 1.  Section 11.12.020, chapter 145, Laws of 1965 and RCW 11.12.020 are each amended to read as follows:

          (1) Every will shall be in writing signed by the testator or by some other person under ((his)) the testator's direction in ((his)) the testator's presence, and shall be attested by two or more competent witnesses, by subscribing their names to the will, or by signing an affidavit that complies with RCW 11.20.020(2), while in the presence of the testator ((by his)) and at the testator's direction or request:  PROVIDED, That a last will and testament, executed ((without the state,)) in the mode prescribed by the law((, either)) of the place where executed or of the testator's domicile, either at the time of the will's execution or at the time of the testator's death, shall be deemed to be legally executed, and shall be of the same force and effect as if executed in the mode prescribed by the laws of this state.

          (2) This section shall be applied to all wills, whenever executed, including those subject to pending probate proceedings.

                                                                                                                        Passed the Senate February 6, 1990.


                                                                                                                                       President of the Senate.


                                                                                                                           Passed the House March 2, 1990.


                                                                                                                                         Speaker of the House.