S. 3494 (111th): Senior Financial Empowerment Act of 2010

Jun 15, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 3040 (same title)
Passed House — Jul 29, 2010

Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York
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Last Updated
Jun 15, 2010
9 pages
Related Bills
S. 465 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 02, 2011

H.R. 3040 (Related)
Senior Financial Empowerment Act of 2010

Passed House
Last Action: Jul 29, 2010


This bill was introduced on June 15, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jun 15, 2010
Referred to Committee Jun 15, 2010
Full Title

A bill 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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1 cosponsors (1D) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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Senior Financial Empowerment Act of 2010 - Requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC):
(1) to disseminate to seniors and their families and caregivers information on mail, telemarketing, and Internet fraud targeting seniors, including on ways of referring complaints to appropriate law enforcement agencies;
(2) in response to a request about a particular entity or individual, to provide publicly available information on any record of civil or criminal law enforcement action for such fraud; and
(3) to maintain a website as a resource for such individuals on those kinds of fraud.
Directs the Attorney General to establish and administer a competitive grant program for mail, telemarketing, and Internet fraud prevention education programs for senior citizens.
Expresses the sense of Congress with respect to public awareness of the impact of such fraud on senior citizens.

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