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HB 677: Guardianships and Protective Proceedings


Guardianships and Protective Proceedings; Provides directive to DLR to create part IX of ch. 744, F.S., entitled "Florida Guardianship & Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act"; provides that foreign country is to be treated as state; authorizes court of this state to communicate with court of another state & to request court of another state to conduct certain activities; provides that witness located in another state may be deposed or testify by certain means; provides factors for court to consider when determining significant connection with another state; provides that court has special jurisdiction to undertake certain activities; provides when court has exclusive & continuing jurisdiction over proceeding & when court can decline jurisdiction; requires notice to all parties; provides rules for when petition for appointment of guardian is filed in this state & another state; provides for transfer of guardianship; provides procedures for accepting transfer of guardianship into this state; provides that part modifies, limits, & supersedes certain federal laws.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 House - Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/6/2019 House • Filed
2/13/2019 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 74
3/5/2019 House • Introduced -HJ 74
5/3/2019 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee