HBA-KMH H.B. 1661 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 1661 By: Naishtat Judicial Affairs 3/23/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE In 1993, the guardianship and probate provisions of the Probate Code were separated. Provisions relating to guardianships were added in newly created Section 750. Provisions containing the same language created in Section 750 were left in Section 406. H.B. 1661 deletes language making this section applicable to guardianships and the estates of deceased wards. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends and reenacts as amended Section 406, Probate Code, as amended by Chapter 898 and 957, Acts of the 73rd Legislature, Regular Session, 1993, as follows: Sec. 406. PROCEDURE IN CASE OF NEGLECT OR FAILURE TO FILE FINAL ACCOUNT; PAYMENTS DUE MEANTIME. Requires, rather than authorizes, the court to issue a show cause to a representative for failure to present a timely accounting. Deletes language making this section applicable to guardianships and subsequent estates of deceased wards. Makes nonsubstantive changes. SECTION 2. Makes application of this Act prospective. SECTION 3. Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 4. Emergency clause.