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                                 THIRD READING

          Bill No:  AB 2493
          Author:   Fuller (R)
          Amended:  4/13/10 in Assembly
          Vote:     21

           SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE  :  5-0, 6/10/10
          AYES:  Corbett, Harman, Hancock, Leno, Walters
          ASSEMBLY FLOOR  :  73-0, 4/26/10 - See last page for vote

           SUBJECT  :    Conservators:  photograph of missing  

           SOURCE  :     County of San Bernardino

           DIGEST  :    This bill requires that, upon establishing a  
          conservatorship and each year thereafter, a conservator  
          shall maintain a photograph of the conservatee for  
          identification purposes.

           ANALYSIS  :    Existing law authorizes the establishment of a  
          conservatorship over an individual who is unable to provide  
          properly for his/her personal needs for physical health,  
          food, clothing, or shelter.  (Section 1800 et seq. of the  
          Probate Code)

          Existing law prescribes duties of the conservator.   
          (Section 2350 et seq. of the Probate Code)

          This bill adds to the duties of a conservator the  


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          requirement to maintain an annual photograph of the  

           FISCAL EFFECT :    Appropriation:  No   Fiscal Com.:  No    
          Local:  No

           SUPPORT  :   (Verified  6/14/10)

          County of San Bernardino (source)

           ARGUMENTS IN SUPPORT  :    According to the author, "In San  
          Bernardino an unfortunate incident occurred in which a  
          Conservatee from a neighboring county turned up in San  
          Bernardino without any identification or the ability to  
          identify himself.  This bill would remedy this situation by  
          requiring conservators to take and maintain up to date  
          photographs of their conservatees.  Had this neighboring  
          County had a visual record of its conservatees they may  
          have been able to find and identify him much quicker."

          The bill's sponsor, the County of San Bernardino, states  
          that this bill is necessary because "[w]andering is a  
          common problem for county public guardian conservatees who  
          suffer from Alzheimer's, dementia or a mental disorder.   
          Conservatees may leave their care facilities and disappear  
          into the adjacent community or even into other counties.   
          At that point, it can become very difficult to find them.   
          Eventually, many wandering conservatees will come to the  
          attention of local law enforcement, who must then try to  
          identify the conservatees who often cannot provide their  
          name or other identifying information."

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR  : 
          AYES:  Adams, Ammiano, Anderson, Beall, Bill Berryhill, Tom  
            Berryhill, Blakeslee, Block, Blumenfield, Bradford,  
            Brownley, Buchanan, Caballero, Charles Calderon, Carter,  
            Chesbro, Conway, Cook, Coto, Davis, De La Torre, De Leon,  
            DeVore, Emmerson, Eng, Evans, Feuer, Fletcher, Fong,  
            Fuentes, Fuller, Gaines, Galgiani, Garrick, Gilmore,  
            Hagman, Hall, Harkey, Hayashi, Hernandez, Hill, Huber,  
            Huffman, Jeffries, Jones, Knight, Lieu, Logue, Bonnie  
            Lowenthal, Ma, Mendoza, Miller, Monning, Nava, Nestande,  


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            Niello, Nielsen, Norby, Portantino, Ruskin, Saldana,  
            Silva, Skinner, Smyth, Solorio, Audra Strickland,  
            Swanson, Torlakson, Torres, Torrico, Tran, Villines,  
          NO VOTE RECORDED:  Arambula, Bass, Furutani, V. Manuel  
            Perez, Salas, John A. Perez, Vacancy

          RJG:mw  6/14/10   Senate Floor Analyses 

                         SUPPORT/OPPOSITION:  SEE ABOVE

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