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SB 1420 Incapacitated persons; abuse and neglect, financial exploitation, penalty.

Introduced by: T. Montgomery "Monty" Mason | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Incapacitated persons; abuse and neglect; financial exploitation of incapacitated persons; penalty. Provides that any responsible person who abuses or neglects an incapacitated adult and such abuse or neglect results in any bodily injury, other than serious bodily injury, to the incapacitated adult is guilty of a Class 6 felony, which is in addition to the current Class 4 felony if such abuse or neglect results in serious bodily injury. The bill also expands the class of victims of the crime of financial exploitation of incapacitated persons to include persons incapacitated due to physical illness or disability, advanced age, or other causes. The current law applies only to victims who suffer from mental incapacity.


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