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One thing that happened while we were focused on the budget

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While most of the state was focused on budget drama in late June and early July, at least one bill was signed into law that you should probably know about.

After House Bill 1429 unanimously passed the legislature, Gov. Tom Corbett signed it into law — making it Act 95 — on July 2.

Act 95 makes “several key modifications to the form and substance” of the state’s power-of-attorney documents, according to a news release from O’Brien Communications.

Here’s what is crucial: If you already have signed power-of-attorney documents in the event of an emergency, they likely need to be updated by a professional before this act is implemented next year. The forms themselves have changed, as have the rights and powers of the person you have designated to take charge of making decisions for you.

I know — it’s just one more thing to add to your long list of things to take care of. But this is one that could be crucial for you at any moment.

Amy Gulli

Amy Gulli

Amy Gulli is the managing editor of the Central Penn Business Journal. Have a question or tip for her? Email her at amy@cpbj.com. Follow her on Twitter, @amygulli. Circle Amy Gulli on .

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