Friday, September 2, 2016

Glen Campbell Honored Among Alzheimer's Angst

Note:  The Falk/NASGA Legislative Team crafted the "Campbell/Falk Act" with the help of Senator Rusty Crowe and his wonderful legislative team. That bill became our signature bill and it received positive reviews in many states around the county.

The Campbell/Falk Act easily and enthusiastically passed the Tennessee Senate; but met with strong opposition in the House.  The House basically gutted our bill (removing accountability by adding a sentence which would have given public and professional guardians exemption from the requirements of the new law).  It was touch and go and we were worried the bill would not pass.

Were it not for the monumental efforts of Senator Rusty Crowe in negotiating with the House to remove the "free pass" the House version wished to give to public and professional conservators, the Campbell/Falk Act would not have passed at all.  

We are grateful to Senator Crowe for going more than the extra mile to ensure the passing of the re-drafted Campbell Falk Act in Tennessee, for his friendship and support, and the many hours he spent working with the Falk/NASGA legislative team to create the original bill which soon passed in its entirety in South Dakota.   

The country crooner was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2011. This diagnosis spurred a documentary being filmed of his final tour as Campbell wanted to bring awareness to the disease to help others. It also brought on a family feud that continues today when Campbell does not have the ability to facilitate a reconciliation.

The prestigious Awards show will be televised for the first time in its 10 year history on September 9th, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. eastern on CBS. Glen Campbell will be honored by many via a medley of his hits by some of today’s hottest stars in country music at the 2016 ACM Honors which were filmed on August 30, 2016.

During the Awards show you will see a lot of great folks performing and being honored at this award show. What you won’t see are the adult children from Glen’s first and second marriages who were sitting in the audience get up and stand on the stage with Glen’s 4th wife and their 1/2 siblings to accept the award. The apparent shun and animosity did not go unnoticed by dozens of industry people in attendance and the Nashville music community is concerned.

There has been an ongoing feud between Glen’s 4th wife and some of his adult children from previous marriages for several years now. This unfortunately is happening more and more in families with loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s. It seems to be a growing epidemic happening in today’s modern families, especially in families where there have been multiple marriages. Some good came from this feud however as the two oldest Campbell children (Debby & Travis) teamed up with Catherine Falk, the daughter of deceased actor Peter Falk and secured the Campbell Falk Bill. That Bill became law this past September, 2016.

Full Article and Source:
Glen Campbell Honored Among Alzheimer's Angst

See Also:
NASGA:  NASGA Members in Legislative Action

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