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Title 231—RULES OF
CIVIL PROCEDURE

PART II. ORPHANS' COURT RULES

[ 231 PA. CODE PART II ]

Proposed Amendment of the Index and Appendix of Orphans' Court and Register of Wills Forms

[48 Pa.B. 486]
[Saturday, January 20, 2018]

 The Orphans' Court Procedural Rules Committee is planning to propose to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania the amendment of the Index and Appendix of Orphans' Court and Register of Wills Forms, removing the Estate Information Sheet, Form RW-01, for the reasons set forth in the accompanying explanatory report. Pursuant to Pa.R.J.A. No. 103(a)(1), the proposal is being published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin for comments, suggestions, or objections prior to submission to the Supreme Court.

 Any reports, notes, or comments in the proposal have been inserted by the Committee for the convenience of those using the rules. They neither will constitute a part of the rules nor be officially adopted by the Supreme Court. Additions to the text of the proposal are bolded and underlined; deletions to the text are bolded and bracketed.

 The Committee invites all interested persons to submit comments, suggestions, or objections in writing to:

 Orphans' Court Procedural Rules Committee
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Judicial Center
PO Box 62635
Harrisburg, PA 17106-2635
FAX: 717-231-9526
orphanscourtproceduralrules@pacourts.us

 All communications in reference to the proposal should be received by March 23, 2018. E-mail is the preferred method for submitting comments, suggestions, or objections; any e-mailed submission need not be reproduced and resubmitted via mail. The Committee will acknowledge receipt of all submissions.

By the Orphans' Court
Procedural Rules Committee

WAYNE M. PECHT, Esq., 
Chair

REPORT

Proposed Amendment of the Index and Appendix of Orphans' Court and Register of Wills Forms

Removal of Estate Information Sheet From Forms' Appendix

 The Orphans' Court Procedural Rules Committee (''Committee'') is planning to propose to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania the removal of the Estate Information Sheet, Form RW-01, from the Index and Appendix of Orphans' Court and Register of Wills Forms.

 The Estate Information Sheet, RW-011 , appears in the Appendix of Orphans' Court and Register of Wills Forms as well as on the website of the Unified Judicial System (''UJS''). This form was not adopted by the Supreme Court; rather, it was promulgated and is updated by the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. Although not a Supreme Court form, the Estate Information Sheet was maintained with the Register of Will Forms in the Appendix and on the UJS website for public convenience.

 The Department of Revenue revised the Estate Information Sheet in November 2015. Rather than continuing to update the form in response to changes by the Department of Revenue, the Committee plans to recommend the removal of the Estate Information Sheet from the Appendix and UJS website, and, instead, direct the public to the Department of Revenue website. This change will ensure that practitioners and the public are directed to the most current version of the form as made available by the agency responsible for its promulgation and updates.

Annex A
TITLE 231. RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE
PART II. ORPHANS' COURT RULES

INDEX TO APPENDIX

ORPHANS' COURT AND REGISTER OF
WILLS FORMS
ADOPTED BY SUPREME COURT
PURSUANT TO Pa. O.C. Rule 1.8

Available as Fill-in Forms on Website
of Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
http://www.pacourts.us/Forms/OrphansCourtForms.htm

Orphans' Court and Administration Forms

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D. Register of Wills Forms

 1. Estate Information Sheet
[RW-01] ***

[(Not adopted by Supreme Court; form promulgated by Department of Revenue and maintained with Register of Wills forms for convenience)]

*** The Estate Information Sheet is not a form adopted by the Supreme Court. It is available on the Department of Revenue website (www.revenue.pa.gov), and is no longer maintained with the Register of Wills Forms.

 2. Petition for Grant of Letters
RW-02

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[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-96. Filed for public inspection January 19, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]

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1  The current Estate Information Sheet is Department of Revenue form number REV-346 EX (11-15).



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