West Virginia Code
CHAPTER 39B. UNIFORM POWER OF ATTORNEY ACT.
ARTICLE 4. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.
In applying and construing the provisions of this chapter, consideration must be given to the need to promote uniformity of the law with respect to its subject matter among the states that enact it.
This act modifies, limits and supersedes the federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, 15 U. S. C. §7001 et seq., but does not modify, limit or supersede 15 U. S. C. Section 7001(c), of that act, or authorize electronic delivery of any of the notices described in 15 U. S. C. Section §7003(b), of that act.
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this act, on the effective date of this act its provisions apply to:
(1) A power of attorney created before, on, or after the effective date of this act;
(2) A judicial proceeding concerning a power of attorney commenced on or after the effective date of this act; and
(3) A judicial proceeding concerning a power of attorney commenced before the effective date of this act unless the court finds that application of a provision of this chapter would substantially interfere with the effective conduct of the judicial proceeding or prejudice the rights of a party, in which case that provision does not apply and the superseded law applies.
(b) An act done before the effective date of this act is not affected by this act.