HB 2918

83(R) - 2013
Civil Justice

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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  • Positive


Senfronia Thompson

Bill Caption

Relating to durable powers of attorney.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal impact is anticipated on the State or local governments.

Bill Analysis

Summary: Under current law, the durable powers of attorney form is "op-out" where people must decline to give certain powers to their attorney. Certain parties contend this is anti-consumer. HB 2918 changes the durable powers of attorney form to an "opt-in" where people must give their attorney certain powers. Additionally, this bill adds a section at the end of the form that details what responsibilities an individual has as an attorney.

Analysis: Currently, most states have opt-in forms in regards to durable powers of attorney. As a general matter we view opt-in favorably because this supports individual liberty. We recommend legislators support HB 2918.