Guardians; appointment, petitions for guardianship, report. (SB302)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Charlottesville) with support from co-patron Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Guardianship; petitions; appointment. Clarifies that a community services board and any other local or state governmental agency may file a petition for the appointment of a guardian or conservator of an incapacitated person. The bill also specifies that a guardian need not be appointed for the purposes of making a health care decision when such decision is made pursuant to and within the scope of the Health Care Decisions Act. Finally, the bill requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to convene a work group to consider issues related to (i) the care of adults with permanent disabilities that render them incapable of making informed decisions about their own care and (ii) potential changes to guardianship requirements to make it easier for parents to care for their adult children with such disabilities. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100252D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/09/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/14/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/14/2022Reported from Judiciary with substitute (12-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Committee substitute printed 22106467D-S1
02/15/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB302S1)
02/15/2022Read second time
02/15/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/15/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106467D-S1
02/15/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB302S1
02/15/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/25/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
02/28/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
03/02/2022Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment(s) (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Read second time
03/07/2022Read third time
03/07/2022Committee amendments agreed to
03/07/2022Engrossed by House as amended
03/07/2022Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022House amendments rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022House insisted on amendments
03/09/2022House requested conference committee
03/10/2022Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by Senate
03/10/2022Senators: Edwards, Deeds, Stanley
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by House
03/10/2022Delegates: Bell, Campbell, J.L., Hope
03/11/2022C Amended by conference committee
03/11/2022Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2022Passed by temporarily
03/11/2022Conference report agreed to by House (95-Y 0-N)
03/11/2022VOTE: Adoption (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/21/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB302ER)
03/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB302ER)
03/21/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Signed by Speaker
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
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 630 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0630)