Senator Jane Nelson
P.O. Box 12068, State Capitol
Austin, Texas 78711
Tel. (512) 463-0112
Fax (512) 463-0923

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 20, 2011
Contact: Janet Elliott (512) 463-0112

Senate Passes Protections for Wards in Guardianship

AUSTIN — The Senate today passed SB 220, legislation authored by Senator Jane Nelson to increase protections of wards in guardianship and make it easier for families to navigate the guardianship system. The bill now goes to the House.

"Reforms in this bill will protect the civil liberties of persons who come under the state guardianship system. They also will help family members understand and follow the process," Senator Nelson said.

Senate Bill 220:

Senator Nelson represents Senate District 12, which includes portions of Denton and Tarrant counties. She is Chairman of the Senate Health & Human Services Committee.

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