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SB 48: Guardianship


Guardianship; Citing this act as “Karilyn’s Law”; requiring that public guardians be appointed on a rotating basis; requiring the court to establish visitation rights of a minor’s family; requiring the court to establish visitation rights of an alleged incapacitated person’s family; revising requirements for a petition for the appointment of a guardian, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2024
Last Action: 3/8/2024 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    9/18/2023 Senate • Filed
    10/10/2023 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules
    1/9/2024 Senate • Introduced
    3/8/2024 Senate • Died in Judiciary

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  • SB 48, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 9/18/2023 at 4:44 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 887 Guardianship Harris Similar Last Action: 3/8/2024 H Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee

    Citations - Statutes (15)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    44.407 Elder-focused dispute resolution process. Page 12 (pdf)
    744.102 Definitions. Page 2 (pdf)
    744.2003 Regulation of professional guardians; application; bond required; educational requirements. Page 14 (pdf)
    744.2006 Office of Public and Professional Guardians; appointment, notification. Page 3 (pdf)
    744.3021 Guardians of minors. Page 3 (pdf)
    744.3203 Suspension of power of attorney before incapacity determination. Page 4 (pdf)
    744.3215 Rights of persons determined incapacitated. Page 5 (pdf)
    744.331 Procedures to determine incapacity. Page 5 (pdf)
    744.334 Petition for appointment of guardian or professional guardian; contents. Page 8 (pdf)
    744.361 Powers and duties of guardian. Page 9 (pdf)
    744.365 Verified inventory. Page 10 (pdf)
    744.3678 Annual accounting. Page 10 (pdf)
    744.372 Judicial review of guardianships. Page 10 (pdf)
    744.462 Determination regarding alternatives to guardianship. Page 11 (pdf)
    744.474 Reasons for removal of guardian. Page 12 (pdf)

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