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SB 446: Supported Decisionmaking Authority


Supported Decisionmaking Authority; Requiring a circuit court to consider certain needs and abilities of a person with a developmental disability when determining whether to appoint a guardian advocate; defining the term “supported decisionmaking agreement”; prohibiting such agreement from acting as a durable power of attorney; requiring a petition to determine incapacity of a person to include specified information relating to the alleged incapacitated person’s use of assistance, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2024
Last Action: 2/14/2024 Senate - Retained on Calendar
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/14/2023 Senate • Filed
11/28/2023 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules
1/4/2024 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 01/09/24, 2:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
1/9/2024 Senate • Introduced
• Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 9 NAYS 0
• Now in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
1/12/2024 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 01/17/24, 8:30 am, 37 Senate Building
1/17/2024 Senate • Favorable by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 6 NAYS 0
• Now in Rules
1/25/2024 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 01/30/24, 3:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
1/30/2024 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 18 NAYS 0
1/31/2024 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
2/8/2024 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/14/24
2/14/2024 Senate • Retained on Calendar