S.B. No. 620

REAL ESTATE, PROBATE AND TRUST LAW SECTION'S POWER OF ATTORNEY BILL

Bill Description

Governor Bush signed SB 620 on May 30, 1997. SB 620 becomes effective September 1, 1997.

IMPORTANT NOTE

BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1, 1997, YOU WILL NEED TO START USING THE NEW STATUTORY DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY FORM (unless you prefer to use your own non-statutory form). Click here to download the new statutory form in WordPerfect 5.1 format.



SB 620 is the power of attorney bill supported by the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. It makes wholesale changes to the "Statutory Durable Power of Attorney" form. Here are the principal changes to the form:

In addition to changing the statutory form, SB 620 makes the following changes:

SB 620 becomes effective September 1, 1997, and applies to powers of attorney executed on or after that date. The old law continues to govern powers of attorney executed prior to that date.


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Copyright © 1997 by Glenn M. Karisch. This page was last revised on June 23, 1997.