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  • NJ A516
  • Provides that an "attorney-in-fact" is a fiduciary for purposes of theft statutes.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would amend N.J.S.2C:20-1 and N.J.S.2C:21-15 to provide that an "attorney-in-fact" is a fiduciary for purposes of the theft statutes. The bill defines "attorney-in-fact" as an individual authorized pursuant to a written instrument, known as a power of attorney, to perform specified acts on behalf of the person executing the power of attorney, known as the principal, as the principal's agent. Under current law, a fiduciary who misapplies entrusted property is guilty of theft. However, this statute does not specifically encompass an attorney-in-fact. This bill would amend N.J.S.2C:21-15 to provide that the statute would apply to an attorney-in-fact who misapplies entrusted property.
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
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1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
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