(a) By July 1, 2013, the Supreme Court shall establish a statewide registration system under which guardians and conservators appointed under sections 524.5-101 to 524.5-502 must register with the state court administrator. Registration information must include the name of the guardian or conservator, whether the person is a professional guardian or conservator, date and county of appointment, and other information required by the Supreme Court. Registration data that the Supreme Court determines are accessible to the public must be accessible online or through other means implemented by the Supreme Court.
(b) The state court administrator shall establish registration fees or identify another source of funds to support the costs of developing and administering the registration system. The state court administrator shall determine whether guardians and conservators should pay a registration fee and the amount of the fee, and shall take into consideration whether the guardian or conservator is a professional guardian or conservator, whether the guardian or conservator represents clients in forma pauperis, and the number of wards or protected persons the guardian or conservator represents. The state court administrator shall report to the legislature on the fees or other source of funds to support the costs of developing and administering the registration system by January 1, 2012. The state court administrator shall begin collecting fees under this paragraph on July 1, 2012. Fees collected by the state court administrator under this section are appropriated to the Supreme Court.
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