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S 0290 General Bill, By Alexander
Summary: Vulnerable Adult and Senior Citizen Protection Act
    A BILL TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 35, TITLE 43 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF VULNERABLE ADULTS FROM ABUSE, NEGLECT, OR EXPLOITATION, SO AS TO DEFINE A SENIOR CITIZEN AS A PERSON SIXTY YEARS OR OLDER AND TO EXTEND APPLICATION OF THE PROTECTIONS OF THE ARTICLE TO SENIOR CITIZENS; TO ADD HUMAN TRAFFICKING AS A CRIME SUBJECT TO FINES AND IMPRISONMENT; TO CHANGE EXISTING CRIMINAL PENALTIES; TO CREATE DUTIES RELATED TO DISCHARGING VULNERABLE ADULTS AND SENIOR CITIZENS FROM CERTAIN SETTINGS; TO CREATE AN AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE TO COMMITTING OFFENSES PROVIDED FOR IN THE ARTICLE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
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01/13/15Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 171)
01/13/15Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 171)
03/24/15Senate Recalled from Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 5)
03/24/15Senate Committed to Committee on General (Senate Journal-page 5)



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