H.R. 577 (112th): Elder Abuse Prevention Act

Introduced:
Feb 09, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Ben Chandler
Representative for Kentucky's 6th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 09, 2011
Length
7 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1374 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 06, 2009

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 9, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 09, 2011
Referred to Committee Feb 09, 2011
 
Full Title

To prevent the abuse and exploitation of older individuals.

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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2/9/2011--Introduced.
Elder Abuse Prevention Act - Requires a state that is receiving funds for certain law enforcement assistance programs under the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to have in effect laws and policies that prohibit parole for any individual who is:
(1) convicted of a criminal sexual offense against a victim who is an older individual (defined as age 65 or older); or
(2) a sexually violent predator (defined as a person who has been convicted of a sexually violent offense and who has been diagnosed by a qualified mental health professional as having a mental abnormality or personality disorder that makes the person likely to engage in predatory sexually violent offenses or who has been determined by a court to suffer from such an illness or disorder).
Grants states three years to implement such laws and policies (with one additional two-year extension for states making good faith efforts at implementation).
Renders any state that does not implement such laws and policies within the required period ineligible for 10% of funding for its law enforcement assistance programs.
Requires the U.S. Sentencing Commission to promptly review its guidelines for sexual offenses committed against the elderly and to consider new guidelines for enhanced sentencing for such crimes.

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