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IN House Bill 1303

Notary Law Update: IN House Bill 1303

State: Indiana

Summary:

House Bill 1303 defines "electronic power of attorney" and requires one to be notarized.

Signed:  March 08, 2018

Effective:  July 01, 2018

Chapter: TBD

Affects:

Adds Chapter 30-5-11 to the Indiana Code

Changes:
  1. Defines "electronic power of attorney" to mean a power of attorney that is initially created and maintained as an electronic record, contains the electronic signature and the date and time of the electronic signature of the principal creating the power of attorney, and is notarized.
Analysis:

House Bill 1303 allows powers of attorney to be created and signed electronically. Under the new law, an electronic power of attorney must be notarized. The legislative intent was to affirm that if an electronic power of attorney is electronically signed by the principal and maintained as an electronic record or as a complete converted copy in compliance with Indiana law, the normal presumptions that apply to a traditional paper power of attorney apply to the electronic power of attorney.

Read the bill text.

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