Legislation Quick Search
11/28/2023 07:03 PM
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Home / House Co-Sponsorship Memoranda

House Co-Sponsorship Memoranda

Subscribe to PaLegis Notifications

Subscribe to receive notifications of new Co-Sponsorship Memos circulated

By Member | By Date | Keyword Search

House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: December 14, 2020 11:54 AM
From: Representative Daniel J. Deasy
To: All House members
Subject: Power of Attorney Exploitation Protection for Seniors (formerly HB 205)
Please support my legislation which aims to protect senior citizens from being exploited by a designated power of attorney. Specifically, my bill broadens the definition of "exploitation" under the Older Adults Protective Services Act to include an individual acting under a power of attorney. In the definition of "exploitation," language is added to say that an act or course of conduct by an individual acting under a power of attorney, against an older adult or an older adult’s resources.

The effect of this proposal is to clearly state that a local area agency on aging shall have the authority to investigate and access records if there is reasonable cause to believe that an individual acting under a power of attorney is exploiting the older person or their resources.

I hope that you will join me in co-sponsoring this important piece of legislation. Thank you.

Those that co-sponsored this bill during the 2019-2020 legislative session:              

View Attachment

Introduced as HB564