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    Subdivision 1. Registry. The secretary of state shall establish a registry system by which
authorized persons may register, in a central information center, information regarding the
execution of international wills. The information shall be private until the death of the testator,
after which date it shall be available to any person desiring information about any will who
presents a death record or other satisfactory evidence of the testator's death to the secretary of state.
    Subd. 2. Transmission to other registry. The secretary of state, at the request of the
authorized person, may cause the information received about execution of any international
will to be transmitted to the registry system of another jurisdiction as identified by the testator,
if that other system adheres to rules protecting the confidentiality of the information similar to
those established in this state.
    Subd. 3. Information to be registered. Only the following information may be received,
preserved and reported pursuant to this section:
(a) The testator's name, Social Security number or other individual identifying number
established by law;
(b) The testator's address and date and place of birth; and
(c) The intended place of deposit or safekeeping of the instrument pending the death of
the testator.
History: 1978 c 525 s 11; 1986 c 444; 1Sp2001 c 9 art 15 s 32