On December 15, 2020, as a result of advocacy by the New York State Bar Association, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a new law that changes New York State’s power of attorney short form.  The document is called a “short” form, not because it is particularly short, but because it does not state every single power listed in the statute.  That being said, additional powers can be added - and often are added - to the document by drafting attorneys in the Modifications section of the document. The law will take effect June 13, 2021.