Section 1: Section 3-803 of Chapter 190B is hereby amended by deleting subsection (d)(2) and substituting therefor the following:
(2) an action for personal injury or death, if commenced more than one year after the date of death of the decedent, brought against the personal representative, provided that such action is commenced within three years next after the cause of action accrues, and provided further that any judgment recovered in any action so brought may be satisfied from the proceeds of a policy of liability insurance or liability bond, if any, and not from the general assets of the estate. If a personal representative has not been appointed, then an action otherwise allowed hereunder may be maintained without such appointment, and shall be maintained naming the decedent as the defendant. In such event any service of process that may be necessary shall be made upon the entity providing the insurance or bond.
Section 2: Section 1 is designed to correct an omission in the Uniform Probate Code, and shall apply to all actions accruing on or after March 31, 2012.
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