Status Summary

First reading, referred to Law & Justice on 1.15.2020. Public hearing scheduled in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice on 1.27.2020 at 10:00 a.m. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice on 1.30.2020; 1st substituted bill passed. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on 1.31.2020. Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on 2.13.2020. 1st substitute bill heard, one floor amendment adopted, and passed unanimously out of the Senate on 2.18.2020. IN THE HOUSE: First reading, referred to Civil Rights & Judiciary on 2.21.2020. Public hearing in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary on 2.26.2020. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary on 2.28.2020; majority pass with amendment(s) and referred to Appropriations. Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations on 2.29.2020. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations on 3.2.2020; majority pass without amendment(s) by Civil Rights & Judiciary. Referred to Rules 2 Review on 3.3.2020. Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading on 3.4.2020. Mar 5. Committee amendment not adopted. Committee amendment(s) adopted as amended. Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading. Third reading, passed. IN THE SENATE: Senate concurred in House amendments. Passed final passage on 3.9.2020. President signed on 3.11.2020. IN THE HOUSE: Speaker signed on 3.11.2020. OTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION. Delivered to Governor on 3.12.2020. (updated 3.13.2020) 

Legislative Session





Sen. Pedersen

The guardianship process shall be amended to more effectively maintain the liberty and autonomy of all people in this state, including people with incapacities who have unique abilities or cannot exercise their rights or provide for their basic needs without the help of a guardian. An individual’s autonomy should only be restricted to the minimum extent necessary to adequately provide for their own health or safety, or to adequately manage their financial affairs. Technical aspects of this are outlined and definitions are added. 

This bill makes modifications to the guardianship bill passed in 2019.


Delays the following until January 2022:

  • The repeal of certain chapters
  • Effective dates of the uniform guardianship, conservatorship, and other protective arrangements act
  • Makes changes to the office of public guardianship and the uniform adult guardianship and protective proceedings jurisdiction act
  • The effectiveness of supported decision-making agreement provisions in this bill

Some technical corrections in other statutes.