HB 123: Fees and Costs in Guardianship Proceedings
GENERAL BILL by Schwartz ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) McGhee ; Pritchett
Fees and Costs in Guardianship Proceedings; Provides that fees & costs incurred by attorney who has rendered services to ward in compensation proceedings are payable from guardianship assets; provides that expert testimony is unnecessary in proceedings to determine compensation for attorney or guardian; provides that court may appoint guardian ad litem to minor if necessary to protect minor's interests in settlement; provides that settlement of minor's claim is subject to certain confidentiality provisions; directs that examining committee be paid from state funds as court-appointed expert witnesses if petition for incapacity is dismissed; requires that petitioner reimburse state for expert witness fees if court finds petition to have been filed in bad faith.
Last Action: 5/2/2014 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: PDF
- Judiciary (JU)
- Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
- Appropriations (AP)
- Rules (RC)
Date Chamber Action 10/2/2013 House • Filed
11/5/2013 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Healthy Families Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 17
1/7/2014 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 01/14/14, 1:00 pm, Sumner Hall
1/14/2014 House • Favorable by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 152
• Now in Healthy Families Subcommittee -HJ 152
1/29/2014 House • On Committee agenda-- Healthy Families Subcommittee, 02/05/14, 1:00 pm, 12 HOB
2/5/2014 House • Favorable by Healthy Families Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -HJ 154
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 154
2/13/2014 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/20/14, 12:00 pm, Sumner Hall
2/20/2014 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 16 NAYS 1 -HJ 158
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 158
3/4/2014 House • Introduced -HJ 17
4/21/2014 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/23/14
4/23/2014 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 626
• Read 3rd time -HJ 626
• Passed; YEAS 116 NAYS 0 -HJ 626
4/23/2014 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Judiciary; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Appropriations; Rules -SJ 590
• Received -SJ 590
5/2/2014 Senate • Died in Judiciary
HB 123, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 10/2/2013 at 10:58 AM
Bill Text: Analyses: Civil Justice Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 1/14/2014 (pdf)
Healthy Families Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 2/5/2014 (pdf)
Judiciary Committee (Post-Meeting) 2/20/2014 (pdf)
Related Bills (3)
Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills H 125 Pub. Rec./Claim Settlement on Behalf of Minor or Ward Schwartz Linked Last Action: 5/2/2014 S Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
Location: In committee/council (CF)
S 120 Fees and Costs Incurred in Guardianship Proceedings Joyner Identical Last Action: 5/2/2014 S Died in Judiciary
Location: In committee/council (JU)
S 108 (c1) Public Records/Claim Settlement on Behalf of a Minor or Ward Joyner Compare Last Action: 5/2/2014 S Died in Judiciary
Location: In committee/council (JU)
Floor Votes (1)
Date Chamber Result 4/23/2014 4:31 PM House 116 Yeas - 0 Nays
Citations - Statutes (3)
Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help 744.108 Guardian’s and attorney’s fees and expenses. Page 2 (pdf) 744.3025 Claims of minors. Page 3 (pdf) 744.331 Procedures to determine incapacity. Page 4 (pdf)
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