S. 178: Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act

A bill to prevent elder abuse and exploitation and improve the justice system's response to victims in elder abuse and exploitation cases.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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Jan 20, 2017


Ordered Reported by Committee on Feb 9, 2017

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on February 9, 2017.


Charles “Chuck” Grassley

Senior Senator from Iowa



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Last Updated: Mar 23, 2017
Length: 26 pages


6% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 20, 2017

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Feb 9, 2017
Ordered Reported by Committee

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Mar 23, 2017
Reported by Senate Committee on Judiciary

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Passed Senate

Passed House

Signed by the President

S. 178 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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