Guardianship and conservatorship; makes various changes to laws. (SB759)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Guardianship and conservatorship. Makes various changes to guardianship and conservatorship laws, including: (i) permitting another person to initiate a guardianship proceeding before an incapacitated child turns 18 if there is no living parent; (ii) requiring a petition to state the basis for the court's jurisdiction; (iii) clarifying the court's ability to award reasonable fees for a guardian ad litem and counsel for the respondent; (iv) requiring the court to hold a hearing on the appointment of a guardian or conservator within 120 days from filing; (v) confirming that the court should consider the respondent's best interests when determining the need for a guardian or conservator; (vi) granting a conservator the power to make elections for a family allowance, exempt property allowance, and homestead allowance; and (viii) granting a court the ability to authorize a conservator, for good cause shown, to create and fund a trust for an incapacitated person. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
12/17/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101678D
12/17/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (10-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
01/15/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2013Read second time
01/16/2013Reading of amendments waived
01/16/2013Committee amendments agreed to
01/16/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended SB759E
01/16/2013Printed as engrossed 13101678D-E
01/17/2013Passed by for the day
01/18/2013Passed by for the day
01/21/2013Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Placed on Calendar
01/25/2013Read first time
01/25/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2013Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
02/11/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/15/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Committee substitute printed 13105160D-H1
02/19/2013Read second time
02/20/2013Passed by for the day
02/21/2013Read third time
02/21/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105160D-H1
02/21/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB759H1
02/21/2013Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/21/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013House substitute agreed to by Senate (36-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Title replaced 13105160D-H1
03/04/2013Enrolled
03/04/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB759ER)
03/04/2013Signed by President
03/05/2013Signed by Speaker
03/18/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 523 (effective 7/1/13)
03/18/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0523)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.