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Bill Detail: HB17-1087

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Title Office Of Public Guardianship Pilot Program
Status Governor Signed (06/05/2017)
Bill Subjects
  • Children & Domestic Matters
  • Civil Law
  • Courts & Judicial
House Sponsors D. Young (D)
Senate Sponsors K. Lundberg (R)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 01/18/2017
Description

The bill creates the office of public guardianship (office) within
the judicial department to provide legal guardianship services to indigent
and incapacitated adults who:
  • Have no responsible family members or friends who are
available and appropriate to serve as a guardian; and
  • Lack adequate resources to compensate a private guardian
and pay the costs and fees associated with an appointment
proceeding.
The office is established as a pilot program, to be evaluated and
then continued, discontinued, or expanded ...
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