Prosaically, it’s known as the Uniform Guardianship Jurisdiction Act. Less formally, it’s knows as the effort to stop “granny snatching.”

“We don’t like granny snatching,” said Elder Law Section Treasurer Shannon Miller, who also serves on the Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers’ Guardian Improvement Task Force.

That’s why the section will be pursuing a bill in the 2022 legislative session to end Florida being one of only four states that has not passed the uniform act. If Florida passes the law, it would respect guardianships enacted in other states. Likewise, it would mean those other states would honor Florida guardianships.