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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 662
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F.S. 662.130
662.130 Powers of family trust companies, licensed family trust companies, and foreign licensed family trust companies.
(1) A family trust company or a licensed family trust company may, for its eligible members and individuals:
(a) Act as a sole or copersonal representative, executor, or curator for probate estates being administered in a state or jurisdiction other than this state.
(b) Act as an attorney in fact or agent under a power of attorney, other than a power of attorney governed by chapter 709.
(c) Except as provided in s. 662.131, act within or outside this state as a sole fiduciary or cofiduciary, including acting as a trustee, advisory agent, assignee, assignee for the benefit of creditors, authenticating agent, bailee, bond or indenture trustee, conservator, conversion agent, custodian, escrow agent, fiscal or paying agent, financial advisor, guardian, investment advisor or manager, managing agent, purchase agent, receiver, registrar, safekeeping or subscription agent, transfer agent, except for public companies, warrant agent, or similar capacities generally performed by corporate trustees, and in so acting possess, purchase, sell, invest, reinvest, safekeep, or otherwise manage or administer the real or personal property of eligible members and individuals.
(d) Exercise the powers of a corporation or limited liability company incorporated or organized under the laws of this state, or qualified to transact business as a foreign corporation or limited liability company under the laws of this state, which are reasonably necessary to enable it to fully exercise, in accordance with commonly accepted customs and usages, a power conferred under this chapter.
(e) Delegate duties and powers, including investment functions under s. 518.112, in accordance with the powers granted to a trustee under chapter 736 or other applicable law, and retain agents, attorneys, accountants, investment advisers, or other individuals or entities to advise or assist the family trust company, licensed family trust company, or foreign licensed family trust company in the exercise of its powers and duties under this chapter and chapter 736. Such exercise of power may include, but is not limited to, retaining a bank trust department, or a public trust company, other than another family trust company, licensed family trust company, or foreign licensed family trust company.
(f) Perform all acts necessary for exercising the powers enumerated in this section or authorized by this chapter and other applicable laws of this state.
(2) Except as otherwise provided in s. 662.131, a foreign licensed family trust company that is in good standing in its principal jurisdiction may exercise all the trust powers in this state that a Florida family trust company may exercise.
History.s. 21, ch. 2014-97; s. 84, ch. 2015-2.