SB 442 Modifies penalties and definitions for the crime of financial exploitation of the elderly and disabled
Sponsor: Ridgeway
LR Number: 1816S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 3/2/2005 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page: S338
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2005

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SB 442 - This act changes the penalties for the crime of financial exploitation of the elderly and disabled. The crime is a Class B felony if the value of property is one thousand dollars but less than fifty thousand dollars and it is a Class A felony if the value of the property is fifty thousand dollars or more.

This act also changes the definition for "disabled person" from a person with a impairment or condition rendering the person incapable of avoiding or preventing the commission of an offense to a person with a disability that substantially impairs the person's ability to provide adequately for the person's care or protection. An "elderly person," is now defined as a person sixty years of age or older. The definition of "intimidation," has been changed to include a threat of physical or emotional harm.

ADRIANE CROUSE