Mentally incapacitated persons; financial exploitation, penalty. (SB706)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland) with support from co-patron Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Financial exploitation of elderly or incapacitated adults; penalties. Provides that it is a felony punishable by imprisonment in a state correctional facility for not less than one nor more than 20 years to knowingly and without legal justification, by deception, intimidation, undue influence, coercion, harassment, duress, or misrepresentation, use, obtain, convert, or take control of an incapacitated adult's money, assets, property, or financial resources with the intent to 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 in a position of trust, it is a Class 3 felony. The bill allows forfeiture of personal property used in connection with the crime. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 11/27/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100827D
  • 11/27/2012 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 12/01/2012 Impact statement from VCSC (SB706)
  • 12/06/2012 Impact statement from VCSC (SB706)
  • 01/07/2013 Impact statement from DPB (SB706)
  • 01/21/2013 Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/21/2013 Committee substitute printed 13104029D-S1
  • 01/21/2013 Rereferred to Finance
  • 01/22/2013 Incorporates SB1258
  • 01/23/2013 Impact statement from VCSC (SB706S1)
  • 01/28/2013 Impact statement from DPB (SB706S1)
  • 01/29/2013 Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/30/2013 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/31/2013 Read second time
  • 01/31/2013 Reading of substitute waived
  • 01/31/2013 Committee substitute agreed to 13104029D-S1
  • 01/31/2013 Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB706S1
  • 02/01/2013 Bills placed in block (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/01/2013 Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/06/2013 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/06/2013 Read first time
  • 02/06/2013 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 02/06/2013 Reported from Courts of Justice (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/06/2013 Referred to Committee on Appropriations
  • 02/08/2013 Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
  • 02/13/2013 Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/14/2013 Read second time
  • 02/15/2013 Read third time
  • 02/15/2013 Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
  • 02/15/2013 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/20/2013 Enrolled
  • 02/20/2013 Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB706ER)
  • 02/20/2013 Signed by Speaker
  • 02/21/2013 Signed by President
  • 02/22/2013 Impact statement from VCSC (SB706ER)
  • 02/22/2013 Impact statement from DPB (SB706ER)
  • 03/16/2013 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 452 (effective 7/1/13)
  • 03/16/2013 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0452)