Financial exploitation of elderly or incapacitated adults; penalty. (SB431)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville), Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Financial exploitation of elderly or incapacitated adults; penalty.  Provides that it is a Class 5 felony to knowingly, by deception, intimidation, undue influence, coercion, harassment, duress, or misrepresentation, use, obtain, convert, or take control of an elderly or incapacitated adults property or financial resources with the intent to temporarily or permanently deprive the adult of the use, benefit, or possession of the property or financial resources. If the violation is by a caregiver or person with a fiduciary relationship it is a Class 3 felony. The bill allows forfeiture of personal property used in connection with the crime. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103573D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2012Impact statement from VCSC (SB431)
02/01/2012Committee substitute printed 12104967D-S1
02/01/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (8-Y 5-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/01/2012Rereferred to Finance
02/02/2012Incorporates SB222
02/02/2012Incorporates SB285
02/02/2012Incorporates SB443
02/02/2012Impact statement from VCSC (SB431S1)
02/02/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB431S1)
02/07/2012Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2012Read second time
02/09/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104967D-S1
02/09/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB431S1
02/10/2012Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/17/2012Placed on Calendar
02/17/2012Read first time
02/17/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/2012Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/27/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/27/2012Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/27/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Committee substitute printed 12105700D-H1
02/27/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/28/2012Impact statement from VCSC (SB431H1)
02/28/2012Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/29/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
03/10/2012Left in Appropriations


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 3 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB987.