CT Senate Bill 142

Law

State: Connecticut
Signed: May 27, 2016

Effective: October 01, 2016
Chapter: Public Law 16-40

Summary

Senate Bill 142 amends the Uniform Power of Attorney Act to allow an agent in advance of a principal's death to sign a written document directing the disposition of the individual’s body upon death or designating an individual to have custody and control of the disposition of the principal's body upon death of the principal.

Affects

Reenacts Sections 1-351l and 1-352 of the Connecticut General Statutes.

Changes
  1. Allows an agent in advance of a principal's death to sign a written document directing the disposition of the individual’s body upon death or designating an individual to have custody and control of the disposition of the principal's body upon death of the principal..
  2. Provides a statutory power of attorney short form that requires acknowledgment before a Notary.
Analysis

Senate Bill 142 amends Connecticut’s power of attorney statute to allow an agent in advance of a principal's death to sign a written document directing the disposition of the individual’s body upon death or designating an individual to have custody and control of the disposition of the principal's body upon death of the principal.The new law adds a “short” power of attorney form and makes some changes to the “long” form currently in statute. Both forms require the power of attorney to be acknowledged before a Notary.

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