Legislative successes

Florida: Herald-Tribune Editorial – County should fund Guardian’s Monitor

July 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

From Sarasota’s Herald-Tribune Editorial – County should fund Guardian’s Monitor.  “Monitor would be the eyes and ears of the court.” Florida’s adult-guardianship system will be improved by the Legislature’s passage of House Bill 5. That law, filed by Rep. Kathleen Passidomo — a Republican from Naples — and signed by Gov. Rick Scott, will help protect incapacitated adults from exploitation or abuse. It tightens guardianship law, clarifies [- more...]

Texas – AAAPG activities in Austin

May 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

AAAPG is delighted to see the Kasem Cares Foundation has made great strides in the passage of a visitation bill, designed to give family members of wards tools to help ensure they cannot be denied visits with family members by a guardian without showing proof to the court of why this is truly in the best interest of the ward. HB 2665, authored by Rep Joe Moody of El Paso, was voted on in the Texas House on May 8, 2015 with 136 Yeas, 1 Nays, 1 Present, not voting.  This bill now moves onto the [- more...]

Dr. Sugar’s response to passage of AAAPG Reform Legislation

April 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

The unanimous final vote on our signature legislation HB5 is a momentous event for the citizens of Florida who now will be a little bit less vulnerable to the greed driven system called guardianship. Our organization is deeply grateful to our champions in the legislature who fought so hard for us, including Senator Diaz de la Portilla (Miami), Representative Kathleen Passidomo (Naples) and Senator Nancy Detert (Venice) and their staffs.  Our work will continue as we realize that we must now [- more...]

Breaking News: WUFT-TV Gainsville, FL interviews AAAPG member Teresa Lyles about abusive guardianship

April 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

April 28, 2015  AAAPG member Teresa Tozzo-Lyles is interviewed by WUFT-TV, describing the primary tactics of court-appointed for profit guardianships: Isolate, Medicate, Take The Estate.  Tozzo-Lyles discusses with reporter Richard Gomez about the hoped-for changes in Guardianship, with today’s (April 28, 2015) passage by the Florida Senate of HB5.  This legislation changes the way guardians are appointed and explicitly prohibits the abuse, exploitation or neglect of an elderly ward. [- more...]

Breaking News: Florida Senate approves guardianship overhaul

April 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

From the Miami Herald at http://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article19820997.html Florida Senate approves guardianship overhaul By Kathleen McGrory Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau 04/28/2015 4:55 PM TALLAHASSEE Last year, a coalition of Floridians traveled to Tallahassee explain how their elderly relatives had been victimized by court-appointed guardians. Lawmakers got the message. The Florida Senate on Tuesday passed legislation changing the way guardians are appointed and explicitly [- more...]