Ullman Bursa Law commends the Constitution Revision Commission’s wise decision to postpone (and hopefully withdraw) this misguided proposal.

Dear Members,

At today’s meeting of the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC), Commissioner Brecht Heuchan asked that Proposal 88 be temporarily postponed. Further, Comm. Heuchan said that he will withdraw the proposal. Proposal 88 would have amended Article I of the Florida Constitution to include a nursing home and assisted living facility (ALF) residents’ bill of rights, which would have been devastating for Florida nursing homes and ALFs.

The postponement and subsequent withdrawal of Proposal 88 will allow for nursing homes and ALFs to continue their good work, focusing financial resources on maintaining the high-quality services they already are providing.

This action by the proposal sponsor is due in no small part to the work our members did by speaking at public hearings throughout the state and communicating with members of the CRC. Thank you to everyone who worked to ensure our message was clear that LeadingAge Florida members are committed to our frailest seniors and will continue to serve them at the highest level possible.


Steve Bahmer