(24) "Serious breach of trust" means either: a single act that causes significant harm or involves flagrant misconduct, or a series of smaller breaches, none of which individually justify removal when considered alone, but which do so when considered together. Effect of Amendment The 2013 amendment in subsection (b)(6) substituted "62-7-602A" for "62-7-602(e)". The common law of trusts and principles of equity supplement this article, except to the extent modified by this article or another statute of this State. The notice of proposed transfer must include: (1) the name of the jurisdiction to which the principal place of administration is to be transferred; (2) the address and telephone number at the new location at which the trustee can be contacted; (3) an explanation of the reasons for the proposed transfer; (4) the date on which the proposed transfer is anticipated to occur; and (5) the date, not less than ninety days after the giving of the notice, by which the qualified beneficiary must notify the trustee of an objection to the proposed transfer. Effect of Amendment The 2013 amendment in subsection (e) and subsection (e)(5) substituted "ninety days" for "60 days". (a) Notice to a person under this article or the sending of a document to a person under this article must be accomplished in a manner reasonably suitable under the circumstances and likely to result in receipt of the notice or document. Part 2 Judicial Proceedings Role of court in administration of trust.(25) "Permissible distributee" means any person who or which on the date of qualification as a beneficiary is eligible to receive current distributions of property of a trust from a trustee, other than as a creditor or purchaser. (f) The authority of a trustee under this section to transfer a trust's principal place of administration terminates if a qualified beneficiary notifies the trustee of an objection to the proposed transfer on or before the date specified in the notice. Permissible methods of notice or for sending a document include first-class mail, personal delivery, delivery to the person's last known place of residence or place of business, or a properly directed electronic message. (a) Subject to the provisions of Section 62-1-302(d), the probate court has exclusive jurisdiction of proceedings initiated by interested parties concerning the internal affairs of trusts.

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(16) "State" means a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

The term includes an Indian tribe or band recognized by federal law or formally acknowledged by a State.

This article may be cited as the South Carolina Trust Code. The term 'express trust' includes both testamentary and inter vivos trusts, regardless of whether the trustee is required to account to the probate court, and includes, but is not limited to, all trusts defined in Section 62-1-201(49). (3) "Charitable trust" means a trust, or portion of a trust, created for a charitable purpose described in Section 62-7-405(a).

In this article, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, "Code" means the South Carolina Trust Code. This article does not apply to constructive trusts, resulting trusts, conservatorships administered by conservators as defined in Section 62-1-201(6), administration of decedent's estates, all multiple party accounts referred to in Section 62-6-101 et seq., custodial arrangements, business trusts providing for certificates to be issued to beneficiaries, common trust funds, voting trusts, security arrangements, liquidation trusts, and trusts for the primary purpose of paying debts, dividends, interest, salaries, wages, profits, pensions, or employee benefits of any kind, or any arrangement under which a person is nominee or escrowee for another. (4) "Conservator" means a person appointed by the court to administer the estate of a protected person.

Unless otherwise provided in this act, any right in a trust accrues in accordance with the law in effect on the date of the creation of a trust and a substantive right in the decedent's estate accrues in accordance with the law in effect on the date of the decedent's death. In this article: (1) "Action," with respect to an act of a trustee, includes a failure to act.

"(C) If a right is acquired, extinguished, or barred upon the expiration of a prescribed period that has commenced to run under any other statute before the effective date of the act, that statute continues to apply to the right even if it has been repealed or superseded." Part 1 General Provisions and Definitions Short title. Effect of Amendment The 2013 amendment substituted "means" for "shall mean". This article applies to express trusts, charitable or noncharitable, and trusts created pursuant to a statute, judgment, or decree that requires the trust to be administered in the manner of an express trust. (2) "Beneficiary" means a person that: (A) has a present or future beneficial interest in a trust, vested or contingent; or (B) in a capacity other than that of trustee, holds a power of appointment over trust property; or (C) In the case of a charitable trust, has the authority to enforce the terms of the Trust.(17) "Terms of a trust" means the manifestation of the settlor's intent regarding a trust's provisions as expressed in the trust instrument or as may be established by other evidence that would be admissible in a judicial proceeding.(18) "Trust instrument" means an instrument executed by the settlor that contains terms of the trust, including any amendments thereto.(5) "Environmental law" means a federal, state, or local law, rule, regulation, or ordinance relating to protection of the environment.(6) "Guardian" means a person appointed by the court to make decisions regarding the support, care, education, health, and welfare of a minor or adult individual.Neither the possession of, nor the lapse, release, or waiver of a power of withdrawal shall cause a holder of the power to be deemed to be a settlor of the trust, and property subject to such power is not susceptible to the power holder's creditors.