COUNTIES AND COUNTY LAW
31-3201G. guardianship and conservatorship project FUND. (1) In addition to any other filing and reporting fees applicable to guardianships and conservatorships, the court shall charge the following fees:
(a) Fifty dollars ($50.00) for filing cases involving guardianships or conservatorships;
(b) Forty-one dollars ($41.00) for reports required to be filed with the court by conservators; and
(c) Twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for reports required to be filed with the court by guardians.
(2) The additional fees set forth in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of subsection (1) of this section shall be paid to the county treasurer, who shall pay such fees to the state treasurer for deposit in the guardianship and conservatorship project fund, which is hereby created in the state treasury. The fund shall be administered by the Idaho supreme court and shall consist of fees as provided in this section, any moneys recovered pursuant to section 15-5-314(2), Idaho Code, and any funds as may be appropriated by the legislature, grants, donations and moneys from other sources.
(3) Moneys in the fund shall be expended exclusively for the development of a project which shall be designed to improve reporting and monitoring systems and processes for the protection of persons and their assets where a guardian or conservator has been appointed. Elements of the project may include, but are not limited to, the following:
(a) The adoption of standards of practice for guardians;
(b) A requirement that guardians be registered;
(c) Consideration of an office of the public guardian in counties in which the project operates;
(d) A review of the strengths of Idaho law regarding the treatment and care of developmentally disabled persons; and
(e) If federal or grant funding is available, funding for adult protection services to seek guardians in cases for which volunteers cannot be enlisted.
(4) The supreme court shall report annually to the senate judiciary and rules committee and the house judiciary, rules and administration committee regarding the progress of the project.
[31-3201G, added 2005, ch. 55, sec. 1, p. 209; am. 2014, ch. 164, sec. 6, p. 464.]