New York Abandoned Property Law
Unclaimed Personal Property of Persons in Certain State Institutions
§ 1304. Unclaimed personal property of persons in certain state institutions.
1. The following unclaimed property belonging or credited to a discharged, deceased or escaped person in an institution under the jurisdiction of the department of social services, the department of health, the department of mental hygiene, the executive department, or the department of corrections and community supervision shall be deemed abandoned property:
(a) Any moneys or intangible personal property which has been inventoried pursuant to section one hundred twenty-eight of the state finance law, and
(b) Any proceeds, less lawful deductions, from a sale of tangible personal property, other than money, pursuant to section one hundred twenty-eight of the state finance law.
2. Any such abandoned property shall be paid or delivered forthwith to the state comptroller. Such payment shall be accompanied by a written report, affirmed as true and accurate under penalty of perjury, setting forth such identifying information as the state comptroller may require.
3. The rights of any such discharged, deceased or escaped person in or to any unclaimed passbook, negotiable instrument or other evidence of indebtedness or ownership delivered to the state comptroller pursuant to this section shall pass to the state comptroller as custodian under this chapter.