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Lawmakers pass Sink's "Safeguard our Seniors"



In the waning moments of the session, lawmakers passed a top priority of CFO Alex Sink, the "Safeguard Our Seniors" bill, which cracks down on unsavory agents who sell annuities to seniors. The bill cleared the Senate several weeks ago, but looked dead in the House. It was a bit of a surprise to see it pass in the final few moments.

"I’ve met with hundreds of senior victims throughout Florida, heard their heartbreaking stories, and fought for better protections and harsher penalties against seniors scammers -- and finally the Legislature did the right thing," Sink said in a statement.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:33am]


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