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2020 House Bill 6294: Authorize electronic legal document signatures during epidemic

Public Act 246 of 2020

Introduced by Rep. Sarah Lightner R-Jackson County on October 8, 2020
To establish that, for the period between April 30, 2020 and Jan. 1, 2021, the requirements for signing or witnessing the execution of a will, a funeral representative designation, a parental appointment of a guardian for a minor, an appointment of a guardian for a legally incapacitated individual, a durable power of attorney, or a patient advocate designation “are considered satisfied by use of a 2-way real-time audiovisual technology” using procedures specified in the bill.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on October 8, 2020
Reported in the House on October 13, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Sarah Lightner R-Jackson County on October 13, 2020
To establish that "the rights or interests of a person that relies in good faith and without actual notice that a document or instrument...was not executed" as specified in the bill "are not impaired, challenged, or terminated on that basis alone".
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on October 13, 2020
Received in the Senate on October 21, 2020
Referred to the Senate on October 21, 2020
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on November 5, 2020

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