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Veteran Guardianship Act signed into law

Senate Bill 931 creating the Veterans Volunteer Guardianship Act has been signed by Gov. Kevin Stitt.

State Sen. Paul Rosino is the author of Senate Bill 931. The Veterans Volunteer Guardianship Act went into effect upon being signed.

“Sadly, many of Oklahoma’s disabled heroes are falling victim to financial scams or are making dangerous health decisions because they don’t have anyone to depend on for help,” said Rosino, R-Oklahoma City. “This program will provide trained volunteers who will be appointed by the courts to meet the special needs of each veteran. They will now be able to rest easy knowing they have someone looking out for their best interests.”

Under the new law, veteran-specific guardians will be appointed under the existing provisions of the Oklahoma Guardianship and Conservatorship Act. Guardianships may be general or limited to the specific needs of the veteran. Each guardian will be required to have a bond if managing a veteran’s property.

The measure was requested by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

–Staff report


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