Honorable Jeff Wentworth, Chair, Senate Committee on Jurisprudence
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB1057 by Uresti (Relating to criminal history record information relating to persons who are certified to provide guardianship services.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Government Code and the Probate Code relating to criminal history record information relating to persons who are certified to provide guardianship services. According to the Office of Court Administration, county clerks are currently required to perform a criminal history check before a person (other than a family member or an attorney) is appointed to serve as a guardian. The bill would allow the clerks to obtain the criminal history information from the Guardianship Certification Board at the Office of Court Administration (OCA), which also performs a criminal history check before a person is certified and re-certified. OCA indicates any costs associated with the bill could be absorbed within the agency's existing resources. The bill would take immediate effect if the bill receives two-thirds the vote of all members. Otherwise, the bill would take effect September 1, 2009.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government
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