A Note from Matt…..

By: Matthew Dietz

In Florida, the summer brings tropical squalls, as well as the quiet Matt and KANE, the pitbull, shake handsthat marks the end of the legislative session in Florida.  Out of the 65 bills that mentioned disability, seven bills passed both houses, most notably a broad state protection for users of service animals, a guardianship program for dependent children with disabilities, and the Florida version of the ABLE Act to increase financial independence for persons with disabilities.  In this issue, we will discuss the impact of the guardianship provisions and service animal law for Florida residents.