Ms Luanne Fleming, representing FACEUS, testified in opposition to HB 19-1045. Ms. Fleming discussed the lack of oversight over guardians, and the potential for the bill to create targets for guardians who prey on the vulnerable.
Mr. David Cassidy, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Cassidy recounted the loss of his mother under the oversight of a public guardian, discussed the costs that will result from the bill, and discussed oversight needed for public guardians.
Mr. Robin Austin, representing FACEUS, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Austin explained why the bill is inadequate for the task at hand, and discussed the victimization of vulnerable individuals by public guardians. Discussion ensued regarding the indigency requirement to receive services from OPG.
Ms. Maureen Welch, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Welch discussed certain budget precedents that might be set by the bill, and the burdens to be taken on by the state due to the bill. She discussed certain ethical issues associated with OPG.
Mr. Rob Hernandez, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Hernandez recounted the case of an incapacitated individual who was placed under public guardianship.