August 2019 Bar Bulletin
By Lauri Nelson
Have you heard about the Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Other Protective Arrangements Act (UGA)? I was curious on how it came to be, so I interviewed state Sen. Jamie Pedersen, the prime sponsor of the bill.
Sen. Pedersen is from District 43 (central Seattle) and served in the Washington House of Representatives for seven years before becoming a senator in December 2013. He has served in the Senate for nearly six years.
Below are some excerpts from my interview, some historical background on the UGA, as well as some editorial commentary on improvements I would like to see. The UGA repeals: