Bill to protect rights of people under a conservatorship moves forward

June 12, 2013 12:09:12 AM PDT
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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