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Sec. 36. (a) Except as provided in subsection (f), a person, except another state, claiming an interest in property paid or delivered to the attorney general may file a claim on a form prescribed by the attorney general and verified by the claimant. To be considered by the attorney general, the claim must meet the requirements established by the attorney general.
(b) Not later than ninety (90) days after a claim that meets the requirements established by the attorney general is filed under subsection (a), the attorney general shall:
(1) consider the claim; and
(2) give written notice to the claimant that the claim is granted or that the claim is denied in whole or in part.
(c) Not later than thirty (30) days after a claim is granted, the attorney general shall pay over or deliver to the claimant the property, or the net proceeds of the sale of property if the property has been sold by the attorney general, together with any additional amount to which the claimant may be entitled under section 30 of this chapter.
(d) A holder who pays the owner for property that has been delivered to the state and that, if claimed from the attorney general by the owner, would be subject to an increment under section 30 of this chapter shall recover the amount of the increment from the attorney general.
(e) A person may file a claim under subsection (a) at any time within twenty-five (25) years after the date on which the property was first presumed abandoned under this chapter, notwithstanding the expiration of any other time specified by statute, contract, or court order during which an action or a proceeding may be commenced or enforced to obtain payment of a claim for money or recovery of property.
(f) The attorney general may pay over or deliver to the owner the property, or the net proceeds of the sale of property if the property has been sold by the attorney general, together with any additional amount to which the claimant may be entitled under section 30 of this chapter, without the owner filing a claim under subsection (a) if the attorney general identifies the owner.
(g) The following costs may be deducted from the value of the property before the net proceeds are paid to the owner:
(1) Costs of selling the property, including tangible property and securities.
(2) Costs of identifying and recovering the property, including:
(A) costs of an examination under section 42 of this chapter; or
(B) costs incurred in connection with an interstate agreement under section 44 of this chapter.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Indiana Code Title 32. Property § 32-34-1-36 - last updated June 08, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/in/title-32-property/in-code-sect-32-34-1-36.html
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