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Florida SB 232

Florida: Seniors protest at Palm Beach County Courthouse and SB 232 passes unanimously

February 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

By John Pacenti ­ Palm Beach Post Staff Writer In the wake of numerous reports of abuse of incapacitated seniors by court-appointed professional guardians, the Florida House on Wednesday sent a bill to Gov. Rick Scott that for the first time would exert regulatory authority over a burgeoning industry that some critics dub “elder cleansing.” On the same day, protesters marched outside of the Palm Beach County Courthouse in Delray Beach, calling for judicial reform. The Legislature’s [- more...]

Unanimous passage of SB 232

February 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

Start at 260 minutes Senate Vote on SB 232 For the second year in a row AAAPG has advocated for and succeeded in the passage of major guardianship reform in Florida. No other group in the country can claim this honor. Special thanks to our warrior Doug Franks for attending every House and Senate Committee meeting on this and other related bills. Special thanks to Julie London Ferguson whose devotion to her mother Marise convinced Senator Detert to create this Bill. And special thanks to Barbara [- more...]

Florida: Lawmakers Seek To Shield Seniors From Shady Guardians

October 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

October 9, 2015 10:02 PM from CBS-Miami Local News TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – A Southwest Florida lawmaker is renewing a push to better protect elderly Floridians from unscrupulous guardians who take control of seniors’ assets. The Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee this week approved a bill (SB 232), filed by Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Venice, that would charge the Department of Elder Affairs with certifying and overseeing professional guardians — and disciplining those who abuse [- more...]

Florida: Senator Detert renews bid to reform guardianship program

September 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Barbara Peters Smith Published: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 1:43 p.m. State Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Venice, has started a second effort to reform Florida’s adult guardianship system, and said Wednesday that this legislation will be her top priority for the 2016 session. The new bill seeks to establish what she calls a “complaint department” for Floridians affected by the guardianship system — in a repeat of her original legislation that was stymied by political maneuvers [- more...]

Florida: Response to FL SB 232

September 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Background:  Florida’s legislature is attempting to pass another guardianship reform bill in 2016, to build upon the success of Florida HB 5 from 2015’s legislative session.  SB 232 is being proposed by Florida State Senator Nancy Detert.  Below are comments from AAAPG Founder Dr. Sam Sugar about what passage of SB 232 might mean for guardianship reform. AAAPG deeply appreciates the Senator Detert’s commitment to addressing aspects of reforming the guardianship statutes so [- more...]