H.R. 861 (113th): Elder Abuse Victims Act of 2013

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.

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Feb 27, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 27, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Peter “Pete” King

Representative for New York's 2nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 27, 2013
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Feb 27, 2013

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H.R. 861 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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