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KY House Bill 420

Notary Law Update: KY House Bill 420

State: Kentucky

Summary:

House Bill 420 allows a parent or guardian to delegate temporary custody of a minor child by signing and having notarized a Power of Attorney for Temporary Delegation of Parental or Legal Custody and Care.

Signed:  April 13, 2016

Effective:  July 15, 2016

Chapter: 107

Affects:

Creates an as yet uncodified section in Chapter 403 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes

Changes:
  1. Allows a parent or legal guardian to temporarily delegate parental and custodial powers and care over a minor child for a period of one year.
  2. Requires the power of attorney form to be acknowledged before a Notary or notarial officer.
  3. Creates a statutory Power of Attorney for Temporary Delegation of Parental or Legal Custody and Care form.
Analysis:

House Bill 420 is one of many similar bills being introduced in state legislatures in 2016. It creates a special power of attorney form for a parent or legal guardian of a minor child to relinquish parental custody and care of a child for a period of one year. The power of attorney must be acknowledged before a Notary or notarial officer. Both the parent/legal guardian and named attorney in fact must appear before the Notary or notarial officer to have their signatures notarized.

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