Enrolled Senate Bill (S)
Authored by: Sen. Rodric Bray, Sen. Randall Head
Co-Authors: Sen. Lonnie Randolph
Sponsors: Rep. Peggy Mayfield
  • Sen. Rodric Bray
    Sen. Rodric Bray

    Author

  • Sen. Randall Head
    Sen. Randall Head

    Author

  • Sen. Lonnie Randolph
    Sen. Lonnie Randolph

    Co-Author

  • Rep. Peggy Mayfield
    Rep. Peggy Mayfield

    Sponsor

  • Rep. Gail Riecken
    Rep. Gail Riecken

    Co-Sponsor

  • Rep. Karlee Macer
    Rep. Karlee Macer

    Co-Sponsor

  • Sen. Rodric Bray
    Sen. Rodric Bray

    Conferee

  • Sen. John Broden
    Sen. John Broden

    Conferee

  • Rep. Peggy Mayfield
    Rep. Peggy Mayfield

    Conferee

  • Rep. B Patrick Bauer
    Rep. B Patrick Bauer

    Conferee

  • Sen. Randall Head
    Sen. Randall Head

    Advisor

  • Sen. Lonnie Randolph
    Sen. Lonnie Randolph

    Advisor

  • Sen. Brent Steele
    Sen. Brent Steele

    Advisor

  • Rep. Gregory Steuerwald
    Rep. Gregory Steuerwald

    Advisor

  • Rep. Thomas Washburne
    Rep. Thomas Washburne

    Advisor

  • Rep. Karlee Macer
    Rep. Karlee Macer

    Advisor

  • Rep. Gail Riecken
    Rep. Gail Riecken

    Advisor

DIGEST

Guardian matters. Allows a guardian, including a volunteer advocates for senior program or a volunteer advocates for incapacitated adults program, to request permission to file a petition for dissolution of marriage, legal separation, or annulment of marriage on behalf of an incapacitated person. Allows the court to grant a request for permission to file a petition for a dissolution of marriage, a legal separation, or an annulment on behalf of an incapacitated person only if the court determines by clear and convincing evidence that petitioning for a dissolution of marriage, a legal separation, or an annulment is in the best interests of ... the incapacitated person. Provides that the guardian may not delegate the power to request permission to file a petition for dissolution, separation, or annulment. Requires the guardian to: (1) be named in a petition for dissolution of marriage, legal separation, or annulment; and (2) file, with the petition, a copy of the court order granting the request for permission to file the petition. Permits a guardian to file a petition for dissolution of marriage, legal separation, or annulment on behalf of an incapacitated person in the guardian's county of residence. Allows a court to award, in certain enforcement proceedings, attorney's fees and costs to a guardian if the person indebted to the guardianship estate or holding property of the guardianship estate refused to respond within 30 business days after receiving the guardian's written demand or instruction. (Current law allows attorney's fees and costs if the person refused to respond within 10 days.) Allows a court to award attorney's fees and costs in certain enforcement proceedings against insurers.