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File #: 21-1543   
Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/13/2021 In control: Clark County Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 11/2/2021 Final action:
Title: Approve and authorize the creation of one (1) additional limited permanent Guardianship Compliance Investigator position (I27/I28) for the Eighth Judicial District Court. (For possible action)
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. 10.1.21 Addtl Guardianship Investigator Position, 3. FY22 Guardianship - SB 433 - Fund Balance Projection_ 4 Investigators_10-5-2021

CLARK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

AGENDA ITEM

 

Petitioner:

Steven D. Grierson, Court Executive Officer

Recommendation: 

title

Approve and authorize the creation of one (1) additional limited permanent Guardianship Compliance Investigator position (I27/I28) for the Eighth Judicial District Court.  (For possible action)

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FISCAL IMPACT:

Fund #:

2100.952

Fund Name:

District Court Family Adjudication

Fund Center:

1160320000

Funded PGM/Grant:

N/A

Amount:

$95,936.71

Description:

Additional Guardianship Compliance Investigator

Additional Comments:

Does not impact the General Fund Total Five Year Fiscal Impact for one position is estimated to be $508,225.39 Includes a capital outlay of $5,000

 

BACKGROUND: 

During a special meeting on May 18, 2015, in response to public attention given to compliance in guardianship cases, Clark County BCC approved creating a full-time Guardianship Compliance Administrator.  On July 1, 2017, by way of Senate Bill 433, NRS 247.305 was amended by allocating $1.00 of every recording fee collected for the exclusive use of the District Court to pay the compensation of minor guardianship investigators.  In May of 2018, a state-wide guardianship commission submitted to the Nevada Supreme Court a list of proposed court rules relating to guardianship, and the rules contemplate utilizing investigators in the compliance process.  On September 4, 2018, the Board of County Commissioners approved and authorized the creation of three (3) permanent Guardianship Compliance Investigator positions (I27/I28) for the Eighth Judicial District Court.

The District Court now seeks to add a fourth investigator, as a limited permanent position, in order to address the dramatic decrease in minor guardianship case compliance, Rule 10 investigations, and performing various functions, including reviewing accountings filed by guardians and responding to allegations or claims affecting proposed protected persons.