Application of chapter 591, Oregon Laws 1969
Except as specifically provided otherwise in chapter 591, Oregon Laws 1969, on July 1, 1970:
(1) Chapter 591, Oregon Laws 1969, applies to wills of decedents dying thereon or thereafter, and a will executed before July 1, 1970, shall be considered lawfully executed if the application of ORS 112.255 (Validity of execution of a will) would make it so, but the construction of a will executed before July 1, 1970, shall be governed by the law in effect on the date of execution unless a contrary intent is established by the will.
(2) The procedure prescribed by chapter 591, Oregon Laws 1969, applies to any proceedings commenced thereon or thereafter regardless of the time of the death of a decedent, and also as to any further procedure in proceedings then pending except to the extent that in the opinion of the court the former procedure should be made applicable in a particular case in the interest of justice or because of infeasibility of application of the procedure prescribed by chapter 591, Oregon Laws 1969.
(3) A personal representative, guardian or conservator holding an appointment on that date shall continue to hold the appointment, but shall have only the powers conferred and be subject to the duties imposed by chapter 591, Oregon Laws 1969, with respect to any act occurring or done thereon or thereafter, other than acts pursuant to powers or duties validly conferred or imposed by a will executed before July 1, 1970.
(4) An act done before July 1, 1970, in any proceeding and any accrued right shall not be impaired by chapter 591, Oregon Laws 1969. When a right is acquired, extinguished or barred upon the expiration of a prescribed period of time which has commenced to run by the provisions of any statute before July 1, 1970, those provisions shall remain in force with respect to that right. [1969 c.591 §303]
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