88(3) SB 24 - Introduced version - Bill Text

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  88S30103 EAS-F
 
  By:  Zaffirini S.B.  No.  24
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to guardianships for persons who are incapacitated;
  changing a fee.
               BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
               SECTION  1.    Section 1023.002(c), Estates Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
               (c)    If it appears to the court at any time before the
  guardianship is closed that the proceeding was commenced in a court
  that did not have venue over the proceeding, the court shall, on the
  application of any interested person, transfer the proceeding to
  the proper county in the manner prescribed by Section 1023.006.
               SECTION  2.    Section 1023.004(a), Estates Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
               (a)    On filing an application or on motion of a court to
  transfer a guardianship to another county under Section 1023.002 or
  1023.003, the sureties on the bond of the guardian shall be cited by
  a qualified delivery method [personal service] to appear and show
  cause why the guardianship should not be transferred.
               SECTION  3.    Section 1023.005(c), Estates Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
               (c)    On receipt of an order described by Subsection (a), the
  clerk of the court to which the guardianship is transferred  
  [county] shall accept the transfer of the guardianship.
               SECTION  4.    Sections 1023.006(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), and
  (g), Estates Code, are amended to read as follows:
               (a)    Not later than the 10th working day after the date an
  order of transfer is signed under Section 1023.002 or 1023.005, the
  clerk shall record any unrecorded papers of the guardianship
  required to be recorded.    On payment of the clerk's fee, the clerk
  shall send, using the electronic filing system established under
  Section 72.031, Government Code, to the county clerk of the county
  to which the guardianship was ordered transferred:
                           (1)    a transfer certificate and certified index of
  transferred documents;
                           (2)    a copy of each [final] order;
                           (3)    a copy of the order of transfer signed by the
  transferring court;
                           (4)    a copy of the original papers filed in the
  transferring court, including any papers previously received on
  transfer from a court in another county;
                           (5)    a copy of the transfer certificate and certified  
  index of transferred documents from each previous transfer, if
  applicable; and
                           (6)    a bill of any costs accrued in the transferring
  court.
               (b)    The clerk of the transferring court shall use the
  standardized transfer certificate and certified index of
  transferred documents form developed by the Office of Court
  Administration of the Texas Judicial System under Section 72.037,
  Government Code, when transferring a proceeding under this section.
               (c)    The clerk of the transferring court shall keep a copy of
  the documents transferred under Subsection (a), including
  transferred pleadings, orders, and all other papers filed into the
  case record.
               (d)    The clerk of the court to which the proceeding is
  transferred shall, subject to Section 1023.005:
                           (1)    accept documents transferred under Subsection
  (a);
                           (2)    docket the suit; and
                           (3)    notify, using the electronic filing system
  established under Section 72.031, Government Code, all parties, the
  clerk of the transferring court, and, if appropriate, the
  transferring court's local registry that the suit has been
  docketed.
               (e)    The clerk of the transferee court shall physically or
  electronically mark or stamp the transfer certificate and certified  
  index of transferred documents to evidence the date and time of
  acceptance under Subsection (d), but may not physically or
  electronically mark or stamp any other document transferred under
 

Statutes affected:
Introduced: Estates Code 1023.002, Estates Code 1023.004, Estates Code 1023.005, Estates Code 1105.157, Estates Code 1151.051, Estates Code 1155.151, Estates Code 1156.052, Estates Code 1203.006, Estates Code 1204.105, Estates Code 1204.151, Estates Code 1204.152, Estates Code 1251.005, Estates Code 1023.008 (Estates Code 1204, Estates Code 1155, Estates Code 1105, Estates Code 1156, Estates Code 1251, Estates Code 1151, Estates Code 1023, Estates Code 1203)