Montana State Legislature

SB 202: Uniform Guardianship Law

The Senate Judiciary Committee tabled Senate Bill 202 during the 2019 legislative session but requested that an interim committee be assigned to review the legislation. The bill would have adopted the 2017 Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Other Protective Arrangements Act. 

Proponents and opponents of the bill summarized their positions on the legislation during the committee's September 2019 meeting. Members received detailed comparisons of the differences between the 2017 uniform law and Montana's current laws in November and decided in January that staff should work with interested committee members to determine whether committee legislation might be appropriate for at least some aspects of the uniform law.

In June, the committee reviewed two of the concepts -- consideration of less restrictive alternatives and a requirement that guardians of adults submit an individualized guardianship plan -- and asked that they be drafted as bills for committee review in August. The committee decided in August to introduce the two bill drafts as committee bills in the 2021 Legislature.

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