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SB 994: Guardianship

GENERAL BILL by Passidomo ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Stewart ; Thurston

Guardianship; Expanding factors for a court to consider when appointing a guardian; prohibiting a guardian from consenting to or signing on behalf of a ward an order not to resuscitate without court approval; revising requirements for a petition for the appointment of a guardian; prohibiting professional guardians from petitioning for their own appointment except under certain circumstances; prohibiting guardians from taking certain actions on behalf of an alleged incapacitated person or minor, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 1/15/2020 Senate - Now in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/19/2019 Senate • Filed
12/13/2019 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 74
1/10/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 01/15/20, 10:30 am, 301 Senate Building
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 74
1/15/2020 Senate • Favorable by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 7 NAYS 0
• Now in Judiciary