SB 667

85(R) - 2017
Senate State Affairs
Senate State Affairs
Department of Health
Health & Human Services

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Judith Zaffirini


Brian Birdwell
Brandon Creighton
Craig Estes
Joan Huffman
Bryan Hughes
Eddie Lucio Jr.
Jane Nelson
Charles Perry
Charles Schwertner


John Smithee

Bill Caption

Relating to establishing a guardianship compliance program.

Fiscal Notes

From the LBB: Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for SB 667, As Engrossed: a negative impact of ($7,249,446) through the biennium ending August 31, 2019.

Bill Analysis

This bill would create the Guardianship Compliance Program to review the guardianships of wards and identify deficiencies in guardianship cases. The office would be required to submit an annual report to the legislature on the performance of the program. The bill also would allow the director to notify the State Commission on Judicial Conduct if they have reason to believe a judge has acted in a way that constitutes judicial misconduct. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill would help give greater accountability to guardianship programs, however, this bill is largely a procedural change that does not appear to have a connection to our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral on this legislation.