H.R. 3040 (111th): Senior Financial Empowerment Act of 2010

Jun 25, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Passed House) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 29, 2010 but was never passed by the Senate.

Jun 25, 2009
Passed House
Jul 29, 2010
Tammy Baldwin
Representative for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district
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Last Updated
Aug 05, 2010
10 pages
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Full Title

To prevent mail, telemarketing, and Internet fraud targeting seniors in the United States, to promote efforts to increase public awareness of the enormous impact that mail, telemarketing, and Internet fraud have on seniors, to educate the public, seniors, their families, and their caregivers about how to identify and combat fraudulent activity, and for other purposes.


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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Jul 29, 2010 1:54 p.m.
Passed 335/81

17 cosponsors (13D, 4R) (show)

House Energy and Commerce

Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

Senate Judiciary

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Library of Congress Summary

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7/29/2010--Passed House amended.
Senior Financial Empowerment Act of 2010 - Requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC):
(1) to disseminate to seniors and their caregivers information on mail, telemarketing, and Internet fraud targeting seniors;
(2) in response to a request about fraud committed by a particular entity or individual, to provide to the requester publicly available information on any record of civil or criminal law enforcement action against such individual or entity for fraud; and
(3) to maintain a website as an information resource for seniors and their caregivers regarding Internet fraud.
Authorizes FY2011-FY2015 appropriations.
Directs the Attorney General to establish a grant program for mail, telemarketing, and Internet fraud prevention education programs for senior citizens. Makes such grants available to state and local law enforcement agencies, senior centers, and local nonprofit organizations that provide assistance to seniors. Authorizes FY2011-FY2015 appropriations.
Expresses the sense of Congress: (1) with respect to public awareness of the impact of such fraud on senior citizens; and (2) that a week in May should be designated as National Senior Fraud Awareness Week.

House Republican Conference Summary

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