2010 Maryland Code
ESTATES AND TRUSTS
TITLE 17 - MARYLAND GENERAL AND LIMITED POWER OF ATTORNEY ACT
Subtitle 1 - General Provisions
Section 17-108 - General consideration.
§ 17-108. General consideration.
(a) Validity of in-State execution.- A power of attorney executed in this State is valid and enforceable as to persons dealing with the agent.
(b) Validity of out-of-state execution.- A power of attorney executed other than in this State is valid and enforceable in this State as to persons dealing with the agent if, when the power of attorney was executed, the execution complied with:
(1) The law of the jurisdiction that determines the meaning and effect of the power of attorney; or
(2) The requirements for a military power of attorney in accordance with 10 U.S.C. § 1044B.
(c) Photocopy or electronically transmitted copy of original power of attorney.-
(1) Except as otherwise provided by law other than this title and subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection, a photocopy or electronically transmitted copy of an original power of attorney is as valid and binding as the original power of attorney.
(2) A clerk of court may refuse to record a photocopy or electronically transmitted copy of an original power of attorney.
(d) Delegation of authority to one or more agents.-
(1) A principal may delegate to one or more agents the authority to do any act specified in the statutory forms in Subtitle 2 of this title.
(2) The acts specified in the statutory forms may not, notwithstanding paragraph (1) of this subsection, be deemed to invalidate or limit the validity of other authorized acts that a principal may delegate to an agent.
[2010, chs. 689, 690.]
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