Trial Lawyers Bar Honors Kathleen Passidomo as Top Legislator
For the second time this month, Rep. Kathleen Passidomo received plaudits from the Florida Bar on Tuesday. The Trial Lawyers Section gave the Naples Republican their “Legislator of the Year” award, honoring the third-term representative for her work in revising the state’s guardianship laws to protect Floridian elders from financial exploitation...
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Passidomo’s online voter registration bill could be imminent for Florida
A bill authored by the state representative for Naples would authorize an online voter registration system here in Florida in 2018, after the upcoming presidential election. The legislation sponsored by Rep. Kathleen Passidomo (R-Naples), or HB 1161, is expected to pass, as Republicans have the majority in both houses of the state legislature. Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) is said to support the measure...
Read the full article at naplesherald.com.
Editorial: Guarding the Elderly
With a bill-signing ceremony this month, Florida took steps toward improving its guardianship system for the elderly.
The existing system was supposed to protect incapacitated elders from exploitation, but numerous families found the opposite: seniors forced into guardianships that stripped them of power over their own affairs and subjected them to sometimes ruinous legal expenses...
Read the full article at gainesville.com.