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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE

FOR

H. B. 4611

(By Delegates Rowe, C. White, Hunt, Webb, Wills and Hines)


(Originating in the House Committee on the Judiciary)


[March 2, 2000]


A BILL to amend article five, chapter forty-four-a of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated section nine, relating to standby guardianship; and providing that the documents contained in the court file be confidential.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article five, chapter forty-four-a of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section nine, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 5. STANDBY GUARDIANSHIP.
§44A-5-9. Petition and other records pertaining to standby guardianship confidential.

Upon the filing of a petition requesting the approval of a standby guardian, all pleadings, exhibits and other documents contained in the court file are considered confidential and not open for public inspection, either during the pendency of the case or after the case is closed. The contents of the court file are open to inspection and copying by the parties, their designees and their attorneys.


This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underlining are omitted.
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