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S.975: Court-Appointed Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about law
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Sponsor Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
Total Cosponsors 5 (2 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
Introduced May 16, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 19, 2013
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  • Bill introduced in the Senate   
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Bill Summary

Court-Appointed Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act - Amends title XX (Block Grants to States for Social Services and Elder Justice) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award grants to the highest courts of states to conduct demonstration programs that: (1) assess adult guardianship and conservatorship proceedings, including the appointment and the monitoring of the performance of court-appointed guardians and conservators; and (2) implement changes deemed necessary as a result of the assessments, such as requiring background checks for all potential guardians and conservators, and establishing systems that enable electronic filing and review of the annual accountings and other required conservatorship and guardianship filings.

Requires any grants the Secretary awards to the highest state courts for such programs to be based on recommendations of the Attorney General and the State Justice Institute.(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 19, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 277.
Dec. 19, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy with amendments. Without written report.
Dec. 19, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
May 16, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.