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Friday, December 02, 2022, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST
Category: Live Webinar

Meeting Title:
7th Annual Legislative Forum

Meeting Agenda:
9:00AM - Opening Comments - Welcome by Legislative Forum Sponsors
Catherine Vergara, TxCG/TGA President, Austin, Texas
Terry W. Hammand, JD/TGA Executive Director, Bryan, Texas

9:15AM - TGA'S Perspective on the 87th Legislative Session - Part 1
Steven D. Fields, JD/Court Administrator, Tarrant County Probate Court #2, Fort Worth, Texas. Steven Fields will present a brief overview of legislation that passed in the 87th Legislative session that impacted on guardians and guardianships in Texas.

9:45AM - Prospects for the 88th Legislative Session
Jorge Ramirez, JD/Chief of Staff, Senator Judith Zaffirini, Austin, Texas (Confirmed)
Jeff Rinard, Director, Enterprise Planning and Regulatory Services Office of Court Administration (Confirmed)

10:30AM - Legislative Agenda - Texas Real Estate and Probate Institute
Lauren David Hunt, JD, Osborne, Helman, Knebel & Scott, L.L.P. Chair, Legislative Affairs for Trusts and Estates, Texas Real Estate and Probate Institute (confirmed)

10:45AM - Comments re: Guardianship Interim Charge for House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence. Recommendations regarding the use of types and guardianships in Texas and the effect of guardianship on individual rights; Study the financial costs to families related to attaining and maintaining guardianship and compare costs to those associated with guardianship alternatives, such as supported decision-making

Lauren Gerken , M.A. Public Policy Analyst, Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities [link to Laura Gerken Testimony]
Leonard James III, TxCG/Family Guardian

11:30AM - Preparing for the 88th Legislative Session
Terry W. Hammond, JD/TGA Executive Director, Bryan, Terry Hammond will discuss the October, 2022 Hearing on Interim Charges held by the Texas House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee and expected TGA efforts in the 88th Legislative Session.

12:00PM - Adjournment


Meeting Date:
Friday, December 2, 2022

Meeting Time:
9:00AM - 12PM (Central Time)

Meeting Format:
Zoom Webinar

Meeting Price:
This is a free members only meeting