Caplan 7908


The Committee on the Judiciary moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2815--A Bill to amend and reenact §44-10-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating generally to clarifying and modifying the process of appointing and terminating guardians for minors; authorizing concurrent jurisdiction of circuit and family courts for appointment of guardian for a minor; providing venue for petition for appointment; providing proceedings to beconducted in accordance with the Rules of Practice and Procedure for Minor Guardianship Proceedings; providing process for appointment of guardian; setting forth when the circuit clerk is to notify the court of the filing of a petition and when the court is to hold a hearing; setting forth what the court is to consider in appointing a guardian; providing for the appointment of a temporary guardian; providing for the termination or revocation of the guardianship appointment; and providing for the confidentiality of a guardian proceeding.