Iowa is the Nation's First State to Pass the "Visitation Bill" - Kerri Kasem with Governor Branstad

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

Governor Terry E. Branstad « Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    Gov. Branstad to sign Senate File 306 

Iowa to become first state in the nation with law ensuring visitation rights of adult children to see ailing parents! 

(DES MOINES) – Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad signed Senate File 306 on Friday, April 24, 2015, at 3 p.m. in the Governor’s Formal Office. Senate File 306 is an act relating to communication and visitation between an adult ward and another person.

 

The governor was joined by Kerri Kasem, daughter of Casey Kasem, who lobbied for the bill after her late father was moved from his nursing home in California, first to Nevada and then to Washington without his children’s knowledge or consent. Kerri Kasem began lobbying lawmakers in states across the country for legislation that would prevent similar instances. Iowa will become the first state to enact such a bill.

Gov. Terry Branstad signed the bill into law. Under the measure, adults who must depend on a legal guardian to manage their affairs would have the right to receive visits from family members and others they have previously expressed interest in seeing. The legal guardian could still control factors like the time and the place of the visits.

The legislation was backed by Mr. Kasem’s daughter Kerri Kasem, who appeared on Simon Conway's Iowa talk radio show many times advocating for the bill.  “I promise you, every single state will have what I have dubbed the visitation bill,” Ms. Kasem said. “We need guardianship laws to change. We need visitation laws to change.”


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Speaking, TV and Media Appearances

 

May 11, 2015: FOX 11 News - Good Day LA - Watch Kerri Kasem - click here

April 26, 2015: Via Twitter: #KasemCares #SoldOut #Anaheim #OrangeCounty Birthday Tribute in Anaheim Honoring #CaseyKasem 

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OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

Governor Terry E. Branstad « Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    Gov. Branstad to sign Senate File 306 Friday at 3 p.m.

Iowa to become first state in the nation with law ensuring visitation rights of adult children to see ailing parents!  

(DES MOINES) – Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad today announced that he will sign Senate File 306 on Friday, April 24, 2015, at 3 p.m. in the Governor’s Formal Office. Senate File 306 is an act relating to communication and visitation between an adult ward and another person.

The governor will be joined by Kerri Kasem, daughter of Casey Kasem, who lobbied for the bill after her late father was moved from his nursing home in California, first to Nevada and then to Washington without his children’s knowledge or consent. Kerri Kasem began lobbying lawmakers in states across the country for legislation that would prevent similar instances. Iowa will become the first state to enact such a bill.

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April 22nd - Austin, Texas. Families exposing how abusive Private Pay Guardianship Service Providers Illegally holding the elderly into guardianship's without due process.

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April 19th via Facebook: Important announcement:  Kerri Kasem will be testifying in Austin, Texas with State Representative Joe Moody before the Texas House of Representatives on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 about the "Visitation Bill." Over the last year and a half, many people have written emails and letters detailing horrible situations of isolation and inability to get visitation with an ailing loved one.If you know of anyone or you personally went through or are going through being blocked from visiting a loved one, please contact us today! Every letter and every voice counts. Go to www.KasemCares.org and at the bottom of the home page "Share Your Story."

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Monday, April 20, 2015 at 8:30 am Central Time - Founder, Kerri Kasem will be speaking on Classic 105.3 FM with JB from in Austin, Texas with Representative Joe Moody speaking about her personal story and the visitation bill in Texas.  Tune in live also - click here.

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April 7th via Facebook: BEST NEWS YET!!! The "Visitation Bill" has passed the ENTIRE Iowa General Assembly… UNANIMOUSLY! Waiting on Governor Brandstad's signature! It looks like IOWA will be the first state to pass this much needed bill. PLEASE help me thank the people responsible for getting the bill through; Simon Conway and on Twitter Sen. Zaun @zaunforcongress. THANK YOU BOTH and THANKS also goes to Troy Martin, Robert Naylor and the entire Kasem Cares Foundation TEAM!  CRYING TEARS OF JOY!!!

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Via KidsNeedBoth.org - Kerri Kasem will be the Keynote Speaker, April 23rd in Lakeland, Florida at the Inaugural KNB Music & Awareness Festival by Kids Need Both, Inc

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Friday, January 30, 2015 - LOS ANGELES (KABC)

"Elder abuse is no different from child abuse. Abuse is abuse," daughter Kerri Kasem said. For article, PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEO and story, click here.



Kerri Kasem, a multimedia personality, producer and writer, has anchored music, talk and entertainment programs for radio and television. In February 2010, she joined Premiere Radio Networks for the launch of Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Countdown.  In April of 2014, she left Sixx Sense and joined Westwood One’s Red Carpet Radio heard on 600 stations for Cumulus Media.  Kasem has made guest appearances on, The View, Good Morning America, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, Access Hollywood, The Doctors, Piers Morgan, Good Day LA, Fox and Friends, Greta Van Susteren, etc.

As an entertainer and the daughter of a renowned celebrity, Kerri Kasem has lived more of her life in the spotlight than most of us. Unfortunately, recent circumstances put her private and very personal family tragedy on the front pages of the news this year. Her legal battle regarding the visitation and medical care of her father, radio icon Casey Kasem, has brought awareness and attention to a cause that many of us may face one day in today’s world of blended families.  She founded the Kasem Cares Foundation to establish and fight for the rights to have visitation and reasonable access to an ailing parent, especially when under the care and control of an uncooperative spouse or sibling. She is the spokesperson for the foundation regarding elder abuse awareness and prevention.  She is an inspiration and voice of many people going through challenging times.  Please help us spread the word on the foundation's work: click here.

 

 

 

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