S. 462 (112th): Elder Abuse Victims Act of 2011


Mar 2, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 2, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Herbert “Herb” Kohl

Senator from Wisconsin



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Last Updated: Mar 2, 2011
Length: 14 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to better protect, serve, and advance the rights of victims of elder abuse and exploitation by establishing a program to encourage States and other qualified entities to create jobs designed to hold offenders accountable, enhance the capacity of the justice system to investigate, pursue, and prosecute elder abuse cases, identify existing resources to leverage to the extent possible, and assure data collection, research, and evaluation to promote the efficacy and efficiency of the activities described in this Act.

Summary (CRS)

3/2/2011--Introduced.Elder Abuse Victims Act of 2011 - Establishes within the Department of Justice (DOJ) an Office of Elder Justice, which shall address issues relating to elder abuse.Requires the Director of ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 2, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 462”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


9 cosponsors (8D, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 1821 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 21, 2009

H.R. 2564 (Related)
Elder Abuse Victims Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 15, 2011

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