NOTE: The following Resolution passed at the SD 15 and SD 16 Texas Senate District Democratic Conventions on Saturday April 21, 2012
Protecting Elderly and Disabled Adults in Incapacity and Guardianship Proceedings
WHEREAS : Many elderly and disabled citizens are subjected to findings of incapacity in a court where a judge can appoint an individual or corporation as guardian of their person or their property and these citizens can be stripped of their all their constitutional and civil rights. They can be stripped of the right to their liberty and their property, of the right to associate with family and friends, of the right to live in their community, and of the right to vote. Often time these vulnerable citizens are denied due process and are denied the right to hire their own attorney to represent them during these proceedings.
WHEREAS : While there are vulnerable citizens who…
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