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MADDEN BILL TO RECTIFY ADULT GUARDIANSHIP ISSUES BETWEEN STATES SIGNED INTO LAW

August 9, 2012

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Fred Madden (D – Gloucester, Camden) that will establish uniform procedures to address interstate conflicts regarding adult guardianship issues has been signed into law.

“For too long confusion has reigned regarding this issue. Arguments and questions over which state had jurisdiction have simply delayed the more important issue of establishing guardianship and protective orders. This law will remedy all of that and is, frankly, long over due,” said Madden.

The bill, known as the “New Jersey Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act,” (S1755) will establish that a New Jersey court will have jurisdiction to appoint a guardian or issue a protective order for a person if: New Jersey is that person’s “home state”; on the date the petition is filed New Jersey is a state with a “significant connection”; or if the home state and all significant connection states have declined jurisdiction.

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MADDEN BILL TO RECTIFY ADULT GUARDIANSHIP ISSUES BETWEEN STATES SIGNED INTO LAW

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Hennessey’s Adult Guardianship Legislation Signed by Governor

July 8, 2012

7/6/2012

HARRISBURG – Major legislation authored by Rep. Tim Hennessey (R-Chester), chairman of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee, which would bring the Commonwealth in line with 29 other states in dealing with adult guardianships and protective proceedings, was signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett Thursday. Hennessey’s House Bill 1720 is now Act 108 of 2012.

“I’d like to thank Governor Corbett for signing this much-needed proposal into law, because it will help our seniors to prevent the abuse of themselves and their property, and help bring them peace of mind,” said Hennessey. “There was a cooperative effort put into the final legislation, with many individuals and groups having input. I am grateful for all of the hard work put into the new law.”

The new law enacts the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act, which sets the ground rules for determining which state would have jurisdiction over adult guardianships, conservatorships and other protective proceedings. The act also sets up a system for resolving multi-state disputes.

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