Unclaimed property: Gov. Rick Scott has signed into law a bill (SB 464) that fully automates certain filing claims to the state for unclaimed property, much of it money in dormant bank accounts and from utility companies.
The automatic process applies to property with a value of less than $1,000. Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater says his office is holding more than $1 billion of unclaimed property, including items from abandoned safe deposit boxes.
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