AB 1663 Reforms California’s Probate Guardianship System to Help Disabled and Elderly People Who Need Assistance to Live a Self-Determined Life
AB 1195 supports employment of people with disabilities within state government
SACRAMENTO – Gov. Gavin Newsom announced today that AB 1663 was signed into law by Congressman Brian Meyenschein. This would reform California’s probate conservatorship system to provide a less restrictive alternative to conservatorship for people with disabilities and the elderly who need help caring for themselves. It’s what makes decisions followable. The bill also makes it easier to end the conservatorship system.
“Our state is committed to protecting civil rights and providing all Californians with the support they need to thrive in their communities,” Newsom said. “This measure is important to ensure that Californians with disabilities have the support they need to take care of themselves and their finances while maintaining as much control over their lives as possible. We thank Congressman Myenschein and the broad coalition of supporters whose leadership has advanced this groundbreaking reform to protect the right to self-determination for all Californians.”
AB 1663 establishes legally supported decision-making as an alternative to probate guardianship. It enables adults with intellectual, developmental disabilities, dementia, and other disabilities who need help for themselves or financially, without jeopardizing their self-determination, while consulting a trusted support person. , is the process by which you can make choices about your life. The bill also requires guardianship petitions to include alternatives to guardians, and courts are required to provide information about rights retained by guardians. A court may terminate guardianship without a hearing if both parties agree to terminate.
“Everyone, including people with disabilities, has the right to control the choices they make in their daily lives. We put our rights first, and we’re grateful that the governor signed this important piece of legislation today,” said Congressman Brian Meyenschein, D-San Diego.
State law allows a court to appoint a guardian for an adult when a third party, such as law enforcement or adult protective services, has concerns about a person’s health, safety, or welfare and conducts a comprehensive investigation of an individual’s circumstances. I’m here. Information about recent activity by the California Department of Development Services (DDS) can be found in support of individuals retained by DDS. here.
Governor Newsom also signed AB 1195 by Rep. Christina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens). It facilitates the employment of persons with disabilities within the state government through the Limited Examination and Appointment Program (LEAP).
The full list of bills signed by the governor is below.
- AB 1195 by Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) Member of Congress – Limited Qualification and Appointment Programs: List.
- AB 1632 by Dr. Akilah Weber (Democratic, San Diego) – Toilet Access: Medical Condition.
- AB 1663 by Brian Maienschein Congressman (D-San Diego) – Safeguard proceedings.
- AB 2164 by Rep. Alex Lee (D. San Jose) – Disability Access: Certified Access Specialist Program: Funding.
- AB 2216 by Rep. Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) – Eligible ABLE Programs: Tax Concessional Savings Accounts.
- AB 2917 by Assemblymember Mike Fong (D-Alhambra) – Disabled Access: Internet website, parking lots and external travel routes.
- SB 281 – Medi-Cal: Short Term Community Transition Program by Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa).
- SB 882 by Sen. Susan Thalamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) – Advisory Committee on Improving Interactions between People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Law Enforcement.
- SB 1354 by Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee) – Design-Build Contracts: Cities, Counties, and Cities and Counties: Compliance with the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
The Governor has previously signed:
- AB 371 by Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D-Los Angeles) – Shared Mobility Devices: Insurance and Tracking.
- AB 2841 by Evan Low (D-Campbell) Rep. – Disqualified from voting.
See below for the full text of the bill. http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov.
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