HB 1633 Guardians and wards.
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Summary as enacted with Governor's Recommendation: (all summaries)
Guardians and wards. Revises the laws applicable to a guardianship of a minor’s estate in order to update the code provisions in conformance with current practical considerations raised by attorneys, guardians, minors and the courts. The bill makes a guardianship more like a typical minor’s trust insofar as the guardian’s administrative and distributive powers. Additionally, court decisions have been incorporated into the law, prohibiting the use of a minor’s assets for the support of the minor when the minor has a parent who is under a duty to support the minor and is capable of providing such support. A commissioner of accounts for the jurisdiction wherein a guardian qualifies may authorize distributions without court approval provided the total distributions authorized in any one year shall not exceed $3,000. The commissioner must, in his report to the court on the guardian’s next accounting, explain the necessity for the distributions so authorized. The changes were developed to parallel the recent enactment of legislation relating to incapacitated adults. Specifically, this bill mirrors those new code provisions’ approach to fiduciary powers, eliminating distinctions between realty and personalty, and placing the focus of distributions on the needs of the minor. Additionally, there are some technical amendments for clarity and continuity. This bill resulted from the Virginia Bar Association Minors/Guardianship Project.

Full text:
01/13/99  House: Presented & ordered printed 995204146  pdf
02/05/99  House: Printed as engrossed 995204146-E  pdf
02/16/99  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1633ER)  pdf
02/27/99  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB1633ER2)  pdf
03/03/99  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0016)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
Governor's recommendation

Status:
01/13/99  House: Presented & ordered printed 995204146
01/13/99  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/99  House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 3
02/03/99  House: Reported from C. J. with amendments (23-Y 1-N)
02/04/99  House: Read first time
02/05/99  House: Read second time
02/05/99  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/05/99  House: Title replaced
02/05/99  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/05/99  House: Printed as engrossed 995204146-E
02/06/99  House: Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
02/06/99  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/06/99  House: Communicated to Senate
02/08/99  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/99  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/09/99  Senate: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: Civil Law
02/10/99  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N)
02/11/99  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/11/99  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
02/12/99  Senate: Read third time
02/12/99  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/99  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
02/16/99  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1633ER)
02/18/99  House: Enrolled
02/18/99  House: Signed by Speaker
02/19/99  Senate: Signed by President
02/26/99  House: Governor's recommendation received by House
02/27/99  House: Placed on Calendar
02/27/99  House: House concurred in Gov's recommendation (95-Y 0-N)
02/27/99  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N)
02/27/99  Senate: Reading of Governor's communication waived
02/27/99  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation (35-Y 0-N)
02/27/99  Senate: VOTE: ADOPT GOV. RECOM. (35-Y 0-N)
02/27/99  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
02/27/99  House: Reenrolled
02/27/99  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
02/27/99  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
02/27/99  House: Enacted, Chapter 16 (effective 7/1/99)
02/27/99  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB1633ER2)
03/03/99  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0016)