§36-8-27. Transitional provisions.
(a) An initial report filed under this article for property that was not required to be reported before the effective date of this article but which is subject to this article must include all items of property that would have been presumed abandoned during the ten-year period next preceding the effective date of this article as if this article had been in effect during that period.

(b) This article does not relieve a holder of a duty that arose before the effective date of this article to report, pay or deliver property. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b), section nineteen of this article, a holder who did not comply with the law in effect before the effective date of this article is subject to the applicable provisions for enforcement and penalties which then existed, which are continued in effect for the purpose of this section.