Bill to protect rights of people under a conservatorship moves forward
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- A bill protecting the personal rights of people under a conservatorship passed the state senate judiciary committee Tuesday.
An ABC7 News I-Team investigation uncovered a case in which the Santa Clara County public guardian was restricting visitors to such people without a court order, even calling the police on I-Team reporter Dan Noyes when he tried to visit conservatees.
The bill, sponsored by Assm. Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, clarifies a conservatee's rights to have visitors, phone calls and personal mail.
The next step is a vote by the full state Senate.
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