Guardianship and conservatorship; duties of the guardian ad litem, report contents. (HB623)

Introduced By

Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Guardianship and conservatorship; duties of the guardian ad litem; report contents. Adds to the duty of a guardian ad litem appointed to represent the interests of a respondent in a guardianship or conservatorship case the requirement to notify the court as soon as practicable if the respondent requests counsel regardless of whether the guardian ad litem recommends counsel. The bill further directs the guardian ad litem to include in his report to the court an explanation by the guardian ad litem as to any (i) decision not to recommend the appointment of counsel for the respondent, (ii) determination that a less restrictive alternative to guardianship or conservatorship is not available, and (iii) determination that appointment of a limited guardian or conservator is not appropriate. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101866D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
01/31/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 0-N)
02/07/2022Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Committee substitute printed 22105239D-H1
02/09/2022Read first time
02/10/2022Read second time
02/10/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105239D-H1
02/10/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB623H1
02/11/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2022VOTE: Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/25/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB623H1)
02/28/2022Reported from Judiciary (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Read third time
03/02/2022Passed by temporarily
03/02/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB623ER)
03/08/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB623ER)
03/08/2022Signed by Speaker
03/08/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/08/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 243 (effective 7/1/22)
04/08/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0243)

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