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AB-2159 Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/12/2018 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2159


Introduced by Assembly Member Chu

February 12, 2018


An act relating to elder and dependent adult abuse.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2159, as introduced, Chu. Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act.
Existing law, the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act, establishes procedures for the reporting, investigation, and prosecution of elder and dependent adult abuse. These procedures require persons, defined as mandated reporters, to report known or suspected instances of elder or dependent adult abuse, as prescribed.
This bill would express the intent to the Legislature to enact legislation that would expand the definition of mandatory reporters for purposes of reporting suspected financial abuse of an elder or dependent adult.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 It is the intent to the Legislature to enact legislation that would expand the definition of mandatory reporters for purposes of reporting suspected financial abuse of an elder or dependent adult.