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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XLII
ESTATES AND TRUSTS
Chapter 736
FLORIDA TRUST CODE
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F.S. 736.1208
736.1208 Release; property and persons affected; manner of effecting.
(1) The trustee of a trust, all of the unexpired interests in which are devoted to one or more charitable purposes, may release a power to select charitable donees unless the creating instrument provides otherwise.
(2) The release of a power to select charitable donees may apply to all or any part of the property subject to the power and may reduce or limit the charitable organizations, or classes of charitable organizations, in whose favor the power is exercisable.
(3) A release shall be effected by a duly acknowledged written instrument signed by the trustee and delivered as provided in subsection (4).
(4) Delivery of a release shall be accomplished as follows:
(a) If the release is accomplished by specifying a charitable organization or organizations as beneficiary or beneficiaries of the trust, by delivery of a copy of the release to each designated charitable organization.
(b) If the release is accomplished by reducing the class of permissible charitable organizations, by delivery of notice of the release to the Attorney General, including a copy of the release.
(5) If a release is accomplished by specifying a public charitable organization or organizations as beneficiary or beneficiaries of the trust, the trust at all times thereafter shall be operated exclusively for the benefit of, and be supervised by, the specified public charitable organization or organizations.
History.s. 12, ch. 2006-217; s. 10, ch. 2017-155.