1.1    .................... moves to amend H. F. No. 1396 as follows:
1.2Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

1.3    "Section 1. STUDY.
1.4    The State Court Administration shall convene a study group to make
1.5recommendations to the legislature regarding the following areas of conservatorship
1.6and guardianship: the rights of wards and protected persons; powers and duties of
1.7conservators and guardians; certification and registration; pre-screening and diversion
1.8from guardianship or conservatorship; complaint processes; training; financial auditing;
1.9and reimbursement of attorneys, guardians and conservators. Membership in the study
1.10group shall include but not be limited to representatives from: probate courts in the
1.11metro area and greater Minnesota, adult protection, the Minnesota Bar Association; the
1.12Department of Veterans Affairs; the Minnesota Association for Guardianship, Guardians
1.13and Conservatorship; the National Guardianship Association; agencies providing
1.14guardianship and conservatorship services; organizations providing training for guardians
1.15and conservators; the offices of the ombudsman for mental health and developmental
1.16disabilities and the long term care ombudsman; and advocates for seniors and for
1.17people with a range disabilities, including developmental disabilities, mental illness, and
1.18traumatic brain injuries.
1.19The study group shall make a report to the house and senate committees having
1.20jurisdiction over the state courts by January 15, 2008."
1.21Amend the title accordingly