Elderly or incapacitated adults; financial exploitation, penalty is a Class 3 felony. (HB1455)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale) with support from co-patron Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Financial exploitation of elderly and incapacitated; penalty. Provides that any person who knowingly exploits the impaired mental capacity or the physical capacity of an incapacitated adult or an adult (defined for the purposes of the bill as 60 years old or older) by deception, intimidation, undue influence, coercion, harassment, duress, or misrepresentation to use, obtain, convert, or take control of or endeavor to use, obtain, convert, or take control of the incapacitated adult's or adult's money, assets, property, or financial resources with the intent to deprive the incapacitated adult or adult of the use, benefit, or possession of the money, assets, property, or financial resources and to convert such money, assets, property, or financial resources to the perpetrator's own use or benefit is guilty of a Class 5 felony. However, any responsible person or a person who has a fiduciary relationship with the incapacitated adult or adult who commits such a violation is guilty of a Class 3 felony. It is not a defense that the accused did not know the age of the victim. Read the Bill »

Status

01/25/2013: Merged into HB1682

History

DateAction
12/27/2012Committee
12/27/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102365D
12/27/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB1455)
12/27/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1455)
01/22/2013Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/25/2013Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB1682-Bell, Robert B.)