Arizona Senate Moves Reform To Probate Courts
People can contact:
Senator John Kavanagh JKavanagh@azleg.gov 602-926-5170
Representative Quang H. Nguyen Qnguyen@azleg.gov 602-926-3258
Senator Anthony Kern (Chairman) AKern@azleg.gov 602-926-3497
We will send you the Roster of the Legislators. It would help if people sent emails to all of them. Our bills go to the House of Representatives now. We want people to speak at the hearings. They can look up our bills on the Leg website.
The SB1038 Probate Advisory Panel bill will allow a panel to be set up, mostly of citizens who will analyze the problems with the probate courts and recommend changes to the Legislators.
SB1291 is the Probate Guardianship and Conservatorship Policies and Procedures bill. It is extensive and written to protect the person’s rights to due process:
to protect their rights to appoint their own attorney,
to have the court follow their directives regarding who they want to help them if they need a G or C,
to a jury trial before their freedom is taken away, or their property is seized or taken,
to make sure that the guardian cannot refuse visitation of the loved one, if they do, they have to have documented evidence that the person would be harmed, the guardian can be removed and sanctioned for filing false claims,
to make sure that the attorney fully informs the client of their rights, if they do not, they will be removed and sanctioned,
There is more, but these are the highlights of this bill.
One very important thing that we ask that people tell the Legislators is that the laws that currently are in place are not being followed by the judges. People’s rights are violated every day. What is going to be done to ensure that the judges follow the laws and uphold the rights of the people?
Let’s put the pressure on the Legislators to take the “absolute immunity” and “qualified immunity” away from the judges, attorneys and fiduciaries! You will see things change if they know that they are going to be held accountable for violating the laws and the rights of the people.
The movement is on!