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  S.B. No. 506
 
AN ACT
relating to provisional certification for certain guardians.
       BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
       SECTION 1.  Subsections (b) and (d), Section 111.016,
Government Code, are amended to read as follows:
       (b)  The board shall:
             (1)  administer and enforce this chapter;
             (2)  develop and recommend proposed rules and
procedures to the supreme court as necessary to implement this
chapter;
             (3)  set the amount of each fee prescribed by Section
111.042, subject to the approval of the supreme court;
             (4)  establish the qualifications for obtaining:
                   (A)  certification or recertification under
Section 111.042; and
                   (B)  provisional certification under Section
111.0421;
             (5)  issue certificates to:
                   (A) individuals who meet the certification
requirements of Section 111.042; and
                   (B)  individuals who meet the provisional
certification requirements of Section 111.0421; and
             (6)  perform any other duty required by this chapter or
other law.
       (d)  The board shall maintain:
             (1)  a complete record of each board proceeding; and
             (2)  a complete record of each certification, including
a provisional certificate, issued, renewed, suspended, or revoked
under this chapter [Section 111.042].
       SECTION 2.  Subchapter C, Chapter 111, Government Code, is
amended by adding Section 111.0421 to read as follows:
       Sec.111.0421.PROVISIONAL CERTIFICATE. (a)Notwithstanding
Section 111.042(a), the board may issue a provisional certificate
to an individual who:
             (1)  does not meet the qualifications for obtaining
certification under Section 111.042; and
             (2)  possesses the qualifications for provisional
certification required by rules adopted by the supreme court.
       (b)  An individual who holds a provisional certificate may
provide guardianship services in this state only under the
supervision of an individual certified under Section 111.042.
       (c)  The supreme court may adopt rules and procedures for
issuing a provisional certificate under this section that, at a
minimum, must:
             (1)  ensure compliance with the standards adopted under
Section 111.041; and
             (2)  provide that the board establishes qualifications
for obtaining and maintaining the certification.
       SECTION 3.  Section 697B, Texas Probate Code, is amended by
adding Subsection (e) to read as follows:
       (e)  In this section, "certified" includes holding a
provisional certificate under Section 111.0421, Government Code.
       SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
Act takes effect September 1, 2007.
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President of the Senate             Speaker of the House
       I hereby certify that S.B. No. 506 passed the Senate on
March 29, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
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   Secretary of the Senate
       I hereby certify that S.B. No. 506 passed the House on
April 13, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 0, two
present not voting.
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   Chief Clerk of the House
Approved:
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            Date
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          Governor