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AK Senate Bill 180

Notary Law Update: AK Senate Bill 180

State: Alaska

Summary:

Senate Bill 180 allows a parent or guardian to temporarily transfer parental care and custody for a child to an agent named in a power of attorney that must be acknowledged before a Notary.

Signed:  June 23, 2016

Effective:  August 22, 2016

Chapter: 28

Affects:

Adds Section 13.26.023 to the Alaska Statutes.

Changes:
  1. Allows a parent to provide for temporary care of a minor child for a period not to exceed 1 year through a properly executed power of attorney.
  2. Exempts from the power of attorney the power to consent to the marriage or adoption of the minor child; the performance or inducement of an abortion on or for the minor child; or the termination of parental rights to the minor child.
  3. Provides that the power of attorney for temporary care of a minor child must be acknowledged before a Notary.
  4. Provides a statutory power of attorney form.
Analysis:

Alaska becomes the most recent state this year to enact legislation allowing a parent or guardian of a minor child to temporarily delegate parental care and control of a child for up to 1 year to an agent named in a power of attorney. Alaska Notaries may encounter the power of attorney to invoke such powers, since under the new law the power of attorney form must be acknowledged before a Notary.

Read the bill text.

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