I though some might find this interesting... given the history.
www.KasemCares.org Kasem Cares
"LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The late Casey Kasem's daughter traveled to the state capitol Wednesday to fight for a bill in honor of her father.
Kerri Kasem said her stepmother kept her and her siblings from seeing their dad the year leading up to his death.
Legislation filed in Arkansas by her nonprofit, Kasem Cares, should keep that from happening to others.
The bill would let a judge to decide who gets to visit an incapacitated person. There's currently no law in place in Arkansas, and many other states, for a judge to rule on visitation.
During Kasem's testimony, she said she spent eight months and about $350,000 fighting to see her dad during the last year of his life.
She called this a common sense law, saying her dad wanted to see his children so he should have been able to.
"We were extremely close," Kasem told lawmakers. "I am who I am today because of my dad. We were told straight out, 'You're never going to see your dad again,' and no one could help us."
Several others who have gone through the same thing testified in committee. A Benton man said he didn't even know his children's grandmother passed away until they saw it in the newspaper.
Lawmakers concerned parts of the bill would punish good guardians urged its sponsor, State Rep. Rick Beck, R- Center Ridge, to pull it down Wednesday.
Rep. Beck plans to bring the bill back to committee with some changes next week.
He said 15 other states have already passed similar laws."