Uniform Power of Attorney Act; established within Code of Virginia. (HB719)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA).  Establishes in the Code of Virginia the Uniform Act that was adopted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws in 2006. The UPOAA consists of default rules that can be modified if the principal desires. Powers of attorney will be durable unless drafted to expire upon a specified date or event. The UPOAA addresses creation and use, good faith reliance, limitations of agent's powers, refusal to recognize, judicial review, notification of resignation, and other matters. The UPOAA contains an optional statutory form that may be used by an agent to certify facts concerning a power of attorney. Amends § 37.2-1009, § 37.2-1020, § 37.2-1023, § 55-34.7, § 55-544.01, § 55-544.02, § 55-546.02, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/12/2010Committee
01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103700D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2010Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/25/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
01/27/2010Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2010Read first time
02/01/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/02/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/2010Assigned Courts sub: Civil
03/01/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2010Committee substitute printed 10105490D-S1
03/02/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2010Read third time
03/03/2010Reading of substitute waived
03/03/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105490D-S1
03/03/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB719S1
03/03/2010Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2010Placed on Calendar
03/05/2010Senate substitute agreed to by House 10105490D-S1 (99-Y 0-N)
03/05/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2010Enrolled
03/12/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB719ER)
03/12/2010Signed by Speaker
03/13/2010Signed by President
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 632 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0632)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.