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AB-477 Elder and dependent adult abuse: mandated reporting.(2013-2014)

Senate:
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Cmt
2nd
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Pass
Assembly:
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Cmt
Pass
Veto
Died
Bill Status
AB-477
Chau (A)
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Elder and dependent adult abuse: mandated reporting.
03/22/13
An act to add Section 1208 to the Civil Code, to add Section 8215 to the Government Code, and to amend Sections 15632, 15633, 15634, 15637, 15640, and 15655.5 of, and to add Section 15630.2 to, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to elder and dependent adult abuse.
Assembly
09/18/13
09/03/13

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Died
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
03/06/14 Last day to consider Governor's veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5.
01/06/14 Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/09/13 Vetoed by Governor.
09/25/13 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.
09/11/13 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 59. Noes 17. Page 3201.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 477 without my signature.

This bill would add notaries public to the list of professionals mandated to report suspected financial abuse of elder and dependent adults.

I am not convinced that notaries, with their very limited interactions, should be placed in the position of being a mandated reporter. Others who are expressly mandated by law to report abuse typically have some level of relationship or more regular contact with the elder or dependent adult, or have some level of training in identifying abuse. For mandated reporting of financial abuse, officers and employees of financial institutions are required to report because of their access to financial information.

Notaries generally have no more than fleeting contact with individuals who request their services. If some transaction or situation should arise that gives them pause or appears suspect, notaries may already make a report without this law.

I believe that voluntary education and outreach efforts to notaries about financial abuse would better suit this class of professionals.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.