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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: May 7, 2021 12:31 PM
From: Representative Kurt A. Masser and Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver, Rep. Gary Day, Rep. Kate A. Klunk
To: All House members
Subject: Elder Abuse Package
 
All of us are concerned with elder abuse as a growing issue in our districts. Whether it be scams taking advantage of our parents and grandparents or neglect to properly care for our loved ones at home or in facilities, we must do more to stop elder abuse.

Many of you many know that June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month. We are introducing this package of bills because our seniors deserve better and deserve to be protected by the law.

The package of bills will include the following pieces of legislation:



Document #1

Introduced as HB1428

Description: Masser - Amends the Health Care Facilities Act to allow residents or representative of a resident to place electronic monitoring devices in room with appropriate notices and consent of the facility and other residents (former HB 397).
 

Document #2

Introduced as HB1429

Description: Culver – Amends Title 18 to give the Attorney General’s office concurrent jurisdiction to investigate individuals who use their position of trust to financially exploit older adults and care-dependent people.

 
 

Document #3

Introduced as HB1430

Description: Day - Amends the Older Adult Protective Act to add a definition of financial exploitation and establishes a private right of action for certain financial crimes and add a $100 free to those proceedings to create a Senior Trust Fund at the Department of Aging (former HB 398).
 

Document #4

Introduced as HB1431

Description: Klunk - Amends Title 18 to establish abuse of social media by employees who post pictures of care dependent individuals without permission and categorize the crime as a misdemeanor (former HB 400).