All states have statutes which allow individuals to delegate substitute decision-making authority. In Idaho, the main examples are financial powers of attorney and medical powers of attorney and mental health powers of attorney. If the person executes the document in Idaho and stays in Idaho, the documents will be recognized. However, in our mobile society, individuals move, travel, and may end up needing the document to be recognized in another jurisdiction. This Act is creating that ability.

The Act requires that in the event of a data security breach information holders are to contact anyone whose data may have been accessed by an unauthorized person. Additionally, this Act requires that cloud computing service providers will not process student data without parental permission.

The Act bans the possession of automated business record falsification devices. These devices, commonly known as zappers or phantom-ware, use software installed on point-of-sale terminals to evade retail sales tax. The software manipulates electronic records to hide and/or under report sales.

The Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (UVTA), formerly named the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (UFTA), strengthens creditor protections by providing remedies for certain transactions by a debtor that are unfair to the debtor’s creditors. The 2014 amendments to the UVTA address a small number of narrowly-defined issues, and are not a comprehensive revision of the act. The Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act was promulgated in 1984 and has been enacted by 43 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands as of 2014. The act replaced the very similar Uniform Fraudulent Conveyance Act, which was promulgated in 1918 and remains in force in two states as of 2014.

Powers of Appointment are routinely included in trusts drafted throughout the United States, but there is little statutory law governing their use. Instead, estate-planning attorneys rely on a patchwork of common-law decisions. The Uniform Powers of Appointment Act codifies the law on powers of appointment, relying heavily on the Restatement (Third) of Property: Wills and Other Donative Transfers, published in 2011 by the American Law Institute. Therefore, estate planners will already be familiar with the provisions of this uniform act.

The Act creates a limited regulatory structure for transportation network companies (TNCs) that use digital networks to connect riders to drivers who provide transportation in their personal vehicles. TNCs are exempt from the regulation for common carriers, contract carriers, and motor carriers but are subject to regulation by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) in the Department of Regulatory Agencies.

The Act allows anyone arrested in Georgia limited ability to request removal of their mugshot from commercial websites without a fee. The Act states that in certain cases, such photos must be removed within 30 days, free of charge when a written request is made and sent by certified mail, return receipt requested or by statutory overnight mail to the registered agent or principal place of business of the web site.

The Public Disclosure Act bans the release of police mug shots unless the person requesting them signs a sworn statement the photos will not be published on a website that charges for their removal. The Act does not cover those who have been convicted of crimes, but only those who have been acquitted.

This Act provides disclosure requirements to be included in agreements for the sale or lease of a distributed energy generating system.

They are known as ride-sharing or ride-hailing companies and in some circles as transportation network companies or TNCs. Uber, Lyft and other similar companies provide an update on the traditional taxi service, complete with a smartphone interface that has made them popular among the tech-savvy, millennial generation. State governments have found themselves playing catch-up in recent years, trying to authorize and regulate an upstart industry their laws never envisioned. But as policymakers navigate the particulars of basic operational questions like how to protect riders from unsafe or unsavory drivers, these services present a myriad of other policy questions for both the short and long terms.

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